- George Kennedy won an Oscar for "Cool Hand Luke"
- The actor was also known for the "Airport" films, the "Naked Gun" series
(CNN)George Kennedy, the brawny, Oscar-winning character actor known for playing cops, soldiers and blue-collar authority figures in such films as "Cool Hand Luke," "Airport" and the "Naked Gun" films, has died. He was 91.
R.I.P. George Kennedy. Lucky enough to work with him in Modern Romance. Great guy.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) February 29, 2016
CNN's Dottie Evans and Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this story.