Kennedy (1983)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1983-11-20

Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Genre(s): Drama, War & Politics

Language(s): English


Kennedy is a five-hour miniseries written by Reg Gadney and directed by Jim Goddard. The miniseries was produced by Central Independent Television and originally aired in the United States starting on 20 November 1983 around the time of the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. The TV miniseries was a biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy. The mini-series stars Martin Sheen as President John F. Kennedy, John Shea as Robert F. Kennedy, Blair Brown as Jacqueline Kennedy, E.G. Marshall as Joseph P. Kennedy, Vincent Gardenia as J. Edgar Hoover and Kelsey Grammer as Stephen Smith amongst many others. The series was broadcast on NBC, and was also sold to 50 Countries, with 27 of them broadcasting the series simultaneous. The series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes and 4 BAFTA, and won Baftas for Best Drama Series and Best Make Up.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 7
Season 1 7
Episode 3
Cast 18
Martin Sheen - John F. Kennedy
John Shea - Robert F. Kennedy
E.G. Marshall - Joseph P. Kennedy
Geraldine Fitzgerald - Rose Kennedy
Blair Brown - Jacqueline Kennedy
Vincent Gardenia - J. Edgar Hoover
Kevin Conroy - Ted Kennedy
Charles Brown - Martin Luther King Jr.
Nesbitt Blaisdell - Lyndon B. Johnson
Peter Boyden - Pierre Salinger
Kent Broadhurst - Richard Paul Pavlick
James Burge - Peter Lawford
William Cain - Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer
Joanne Camp - Eunice Shriver
Kelsey Grammer - Stephen Smith
Veronica Castang - Evelyn Lincoln
Frances Conroy - Jean Smith
Al Conti - Sargent Shriver
Directing 1
Jim Goddard - Director
Writing 1
Reg Gadney - Writer
Camera 1
Ernest Vincze - Director of Photography
Sound 1
Richard Hartley - Original Music Composer
Editing 2
Andrew Nelson - Editor
Ralph Sheldon - Editor
Art 2
Ben Edwards - Production Design
Gretchen Rau - Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up 1
Jane Greenwood - Costume Design
Production 2
Howard Feuer - Casting
Jeremy Ritzer - Casting
Network 1

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