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Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1932
DiedAugust 25, 2009, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, United States
SpouseVictoria Reggie Kennedy (m. 1992–2009), Joan Bennett Kennedy (m. 1958–1982)
FactAs the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 1962. He was first elected to the Senate on 6 November 1962 after a special election was held.


Ted Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 22, 1932. He was the youngest of nine children born to Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy. His siblings included John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ethel Kennedy. Ted Kennedy attended private schools in Massachusetts and New York before enrolling at Harvard University in 1950. He graduated from Harvard in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in government.

Ted Kennedy began his political career in 1962, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. He was reelected seven times, serving in the Senate for nearly 47 years. During his time in the Senate, Ted Kennedy was a champion of liberal causes, including civil rights, health care reform, and environmental protection. He also played a key role in the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which helped bring millions of immigrants to the United States.

Ted Kennedy’s personal life was marked by tragedy. In 1969, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law were killed in a plane crash. In 1973, Ted Kennedy was involved in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island that resulted in the death of his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. The incident haunted Ted Kennedy for the rest of his life, and he was never able to fully escape the shadow it cast over his career.

In 1980, Ted Kennedy made a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, but he lost to incumbent Jimmy Carter. Four years later, he ran again and lost to Walter Mondale. In the 1988 presidential election, Ted Kennedy endorsed Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis, but Dukakis lost to Republican George H. W. Bush.

Ted Kennedy continued to serve in the Senate until his death from brain cancer on August 25, 2009. He was survived by his wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and their three children.

General Info

Full NameTed Kennedy
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1932
DiedAugust 25, 2009, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, United States
Height1.87 m
ProfessionStatesman, Lawyer
EducationHarvard University, University of Virginia School of Law, Milton Academy, University of Virginia
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseVictoria Reggie Kennedy (m. 1992–2009), Joan Bennett Kennedy (m. 1958–1982)
ChildrenPatrick J. Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Jr., Kara Kennedy
ParentsRose Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
SiblingsJohn F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jean Kennedy Smith, Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Cavendish

Accomplishments

AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom, Order of the Aztec Eagle, Order of Merit
MoviesMr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater, In Remembrance of Martin, So You Want to Be President?

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Quotes

#Quote
1We are giving assurance to the American families that help is on its way.
2There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.
3Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name - which, in the minds of many, seems to imply that only one set of public policies is moral and only one majority can possibly be right.
4Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.
5Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
6It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam.
7Today, we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush.
8The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
9Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor and it's called the Bush Administration.
10We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.
11Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.
12We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there... but I don't think it should be open-ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report.
13The Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country.
14The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
15Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
16For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
17"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?" Speech, 1973.

Facts

#Fact
1Release of his autobiography, "True Compass: A Memoir". [September 2009]
2Irish-American.
3A lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, he tossed out the opening pitch at their 2009 Home Opener at Fenway Park.
4Merited a place in "Time" magazine's - 100 Most Influential People in the World (leaders & revolutionaries) - with a tribute written by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photograph for Time by celebrity photographer Brigitte Lacombe (Issue: May 11, 2009).
5Was good friends with historian David McCullough.
6He was too ill to attend his sister Eunice's funeral, who predeceased him by 14 days.
7Passed away 15 days after the passing of his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver. With his death, Jean Kennedy Smith remains the last surviving child of the American political dynasty that was created by the marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
8Had successful surgery at Duke University Medical Center to remove a cancerous brain tumor on June 2, 2008.
9After being hospitalized for a suspected stroke, Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. (May 2008).
10Resided in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
11Announced his support for Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign (28 January 2008).
12Grandson of Congressman John F. Fitzgerald.
13Was portrayed by Kevin Hare in RFK (2002) and Dylan Price in A Woman Named Jackie (1991).
14Founded the Committee for a Democratic Majority in 1995 to help elect Democratic candidates.
15Youngest of nine siblings, and the only male living (as of January 2008). Joe died in a wartime plane crash, and John and Robert were both assassinated.
16Father of Kara Kennedy Allen (born on 27 February 1960, died on 16 September 2011), Edward Kennedy Jr. (born on 26 September 1961) and Patrick Kennedy (born on 14 July 1967).
17Brother-in-law of Jacqueline Kennedy, Sargent Shriver and Ethel Kennedy.
18Son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
19Uncle of John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Robert Shriver, Kerry Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Kennedy and Christopher Lawford.
20Brother of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Patricia Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith, Kathleen Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
21Uncle of Maria Shriver, and so by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger
22After accidentally driving his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, resulting in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, he was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident (18 July 1969).
23As the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts since 1962. He was first elected to the Senate on 6 November 1962 after a special election was held.

Pictures

Movies

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brothers on the Line2012DocumentaryHimself
Follow the Leader2012DocumentaryHimself
Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
'Hick' Town2009DocumentaryHimself
Mile High: How to Win... and Lose... the White House2009DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The Minerva Awards 2007: Eunice Kennedy Shriver2007ShortHimself - Interviewee
Charlie Rose2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Book TV2006TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Meet the Press1962-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater2006DocumentaryHimself
Face the Nation1968-2006TV SeriesHimself
This Week2006TV SeriesHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2007)
30 Days2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Senator, Massachusetts
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2005TV SeriesHimself
Now2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Rush to War2004DocumentaryHimself
Winning New Hampshire2004DocumentaryHimself
Diary of a Political Tourist2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brian Williams Reports: John Kerry: Bringing the War Home2004DocumentaryHimself
Helen's War2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
JFK: A Presidency Revealed2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Save Our History2003TV Series documentaryHimself
John Ashcroft Hearings2001TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesHimself
Taking on the Kennedys1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Old Warrior1994Documentary shortHimself
JACK: The Last Kennedy Film1993Himself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself (on TV) (uncredited)
Designing Women1991TV SeriesHimself
Worlds in Turmoil1989TV MovieHimself
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award on PBS1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy)
Off Your Duff1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1988TV SpecialHimself
Future Flight1987TV MovieHimself (as Senator Edward M. Kennedy)
If I Can Do This... I Can Do Anything1987Video shortHimself
The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story1986TV MovieHimself in Epilogue (as Ted Kennedy Jr.)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1986TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Memories of Martin1986TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Harry Belafonte in Concert1985TV SpecialHimself (as Senator Edward Kennedy)
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself
Today1967-1982TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1977-1980TV SeriesHimself
Teddy1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1974TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974TV SeriesHimself - US Senator
Dinah!1974TV SeriesHimself
Panorama1973TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Night America1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself
Bitte umblättern1971TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Braun Show1967TV SeriesHimself (1967-1984)
Issues and Answers1964TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Program1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
10 Things You Don't Know About2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Ethel2012DocumentaryHimself
Lives Worth Living2011DocumentaryHimself
20/202011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kennedys' Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - U.S. Senator from Massachussetts (as Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachussetts)
Variations on a High School Romance2010Himself - United States Senator
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Dogs 1012009TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2004-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Senator, Massachusetts (segment "Exposing the Truth") / Himself - Senator, Massachusetts (segment "Big Teddy") / Himself - Senator, Massachusetts (segment "Insider's Prescription") / ...
Convention2009DocumentaryHimself
Do As I Say2009DocumentaryHimself
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story2008DocumentaryHimself - Senator, Massachusetts
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Massachusetts Senator / Himself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") / ...
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
14 Women2007DocumentaryHimself
Bobby: The Making of an American Epic2007Video documentary shortHimself
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHimself
Bobby2006Himself
Final 242006TV Series documentaryHimself
In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts2006DocumentaryHimself
De skrev historie2005TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2005TV SeriesHimself
Modern Marvels2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the U.S. Secret Service2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Buried in the Sand: The Deception of America2004Video documentaryHimself (as Sen. Ted Kennedy)
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHimself
Frontline2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Icons of Evolution2002Video documentaryHimself (as Sentor Edward Kennedy)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The X-Files1997TV SeriesHimself
Biography1994-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The Speeches of Nelson Mandela1995Video documentaryHimself - Listens to Mandela (uncredited)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy1995VideoHimself - at Funerals of JFK, RFK, Reflects at Eternal Flame
Nixon1995Himself - Wearing Neck Brace after Chappaquiddick (uncredited)
Inside Story1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHimself - at Funeral of JFK
The Real Malcolm X1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - JFK's Funeral (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
JFK1991Himself - at JFK Funeral (uncredited)
Desert Storm: The War Begins1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
Showtime Looks at 19811981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Senator, Massachusetts
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981Himself - Giving Eulogy for RFK (uncredited)
The War at Home1979DocumentaryHimself - Tries to Give Speech at U. of Wisconsin (uncredited)
The Late Great Planet Earth1979DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Kennedys Don't Cry1975DocumentaryHimself
Malcolm X1972DocumentaryHimself - at Funeral of JFK (uncredited)
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHimself
I due Kennedy1970DocumentaryHimself
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV MovieHimself
This Week1969TV SeriesHimself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums1965DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Four Days in November1964DocumentaryHimself
The League2018post-productionHimself
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary filming
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Battle of Amfar2013Documentary shortHimself - U.S. Senate, Ryan White Care Act
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie2012DocumentaryHimself - Senator

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