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John F. Kennedy Jr.

Biography

Chief executive John F. Kennedy’s child and publication editor who passed away inside a tragic 1999 aircraft crash off Martha’s Vineyard in the Atlantic Sea. He worked like a ranchhand one springtime in Az. He graduated from Dark brown University having a bachelor’s level ever sold in 1983. He co-founded George with NY pr magnate Michael J. Berman in 1995. He was wedded to Carolyn Bessette in 1996. The few passed on in the tragic aircraft crash that also wiped out Carolyn’s sister. His uncle was Robert F. Kennedy, who was simply tragically assassinated through the 1968 Democratic presidential primaries.

Quick Facts


Full Name John F. Kennedy Jr.
Date Of Birth November 25, 1960
Died July 16, 1999, Atlantic Ocean
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.85 m
Profession Entrepreneur
Education New York University, New York University School of Law, Phillips Academy, National Outdoor Leadership School, Collegiate School, Brown University
Nationality American
Spouse Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
Parents Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy
Siblings Caroline Kennedy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Arabella Kennedy
Movies Taking on the Kennedys
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1When his photo appeared on the cover of Time magazine after his untimely death, the Commemorative Issue sold more than 1 million copies at the newsstands. (see also Princess Diana).
2His death caused a permanent change to be made in the premiere episode of Futurama. When it was originally aired, a character referred to "JFK Jr. Memorial Airport," a reference to New York's JFK Airport being named for his father. After his death, the reference was changed to "Radio City Mutant Hall."
3Is portrayed by Kristoffer Polaha in America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
4Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 314-316. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
5Before he died, Al Gore was allegedly considering him to be his running mate, even though he had no previous political experience.
6John, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette were all cremated and their ashes scattered off the coast of Martha's Vineyard from the USS John F. Kennedy Naval ship, where the ship was on training duty.
7He broke the Kennedy family tradition of attending Harvard when he decided to attend Brown University.
8On September 7, 1995, Cindy Crawford appeared on the first cover of his short-lived magazine "George" attired as George Washington in a white wig and revolutionary garb
9His father's funeral fell on John's third birthday, November 25, 1963. The historical photograph of John saluting his father's casket was taken that day. When John appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) in 1996, he told Oprah Winfrey that as an adult, he had no recollection of the funeral.
10His father's family were Irish immigrants. His mother was of Irish, smaller amounts of French, English, German, and Scottish, and remote Dutch, ancestry.
11Kennedy and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's wedding song was "Forever in My Life", by Prince.
12Researching his role as editor in chief of George, Kennedy attended a three-day seminar called "Starting Your Own Magazine."
13Learned to speak Greek in the years following his mother's marriage to Aristotle Onassis.
14Had a fear of having his pocket picked, so he always attached his wallet to his pants with a chain.
15Once showed up at a Halloween party in Manhattan dressed as Michelangelo's David. He wore skimpy white tights, and his chest, face and hair were completely covered with talcum powder.
16Got his first paying job at the age of 24, as a $20,000-a-year assistant to the New York Commissioner of Business Development.
17Lost one of his front teeth when he banged into a step while playing in a big dollhouse on the White House lawn.
18After his birth, the Internal Revenue Service issued a press release announcing that the president could now take an additional $600 deduction on their 1960 tax return.
19Was delivered by Cesarean section 17 days earlier than his due date of December 12.
201979 graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover.
21Son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy. Nephew of Ethel Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy. Younger brother of Caroline Kennedy and uncle to her children, Rose and Tatiana. Cousin of Maria Shriver, Christopher Lawford, Anthony Radziwill and Tina Radziwill.
22Founder and editor-in-chief, George magazine (1995-1999).
23Had a pilot's license.
24Has been on over 15 People Magazine covers.
25Graduated from Brown University in 1983 with a degree in History.
26Voted "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine in 1988.
27Considered America's most eligible bachelor until his marriage.
28The bodies of John Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were recovered from plane wreckage off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. John and Carolyn were dropping Lauren off at Martha's Vineyard, on their way to Rory Kennedy's wedding. The plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. [July 1999]
29Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Matter of Degrees1990Guitar Playing Romeo

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am JFK Jr.2016DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
This Side of Paradise1999Short documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Taking on the Kennedys1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Gore Vidal's American Presidency1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
Murphy Brown1995TV SeriesHimself
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections1982Documentary shortHimself
Faces of November1964Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2005-2016TV SeriesHimself
Air Emergency2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
20/202011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedys2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Kennedys' Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Detail2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cold Case2009TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Challenger: The Untold Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Final 242006TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Men Who Killed Kennedy1995-2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself (at funeral of JFK)
JFK: A Presidency Revealed2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ce que savait Jackie Kennedy2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fred: The Movie2000DocumentaryHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "JFK Jr.")
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy1995VideoHimself - Runs to JFK at Helicopter
Nixon1995Himself - Arriving for JFK Funeral with LBJ (uncredited)
Hard Copy1993TV SeriesHimself
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHimself - at Funeral of JFK
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Ruby1992Himself (uncredited)
JFK1991Himself (uncredited)
Best Evidence: The Research Video1990Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Moonlighting1988TV SeriesHimself
The Killing of America1981DocumentaryHimself - Saluting at Funeral (uncredited)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981Himself - JFK's Funeral (uncredited)
Kennedys Don't Cry1975DocumentaryHimself
Executive Action1973Himself (uncredited)
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV MovieHimself
NBC White Paper1966TV Series documentaryHimself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums1965DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Four Days in November1964DocumentaryHimself

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#Quote
1[when asked what he thought about being voted 'Sexiest Man Alive 1988' by People Magazine] People could say a lot worse things about you than you're really attractive and you look good in a bathing suit.
2It's hard for me to talk about a legacy or a mystique. It's my family. It's my mother. It's my sister. It's my father. We're a family like any other. We look out for one another. The fact that there have been difficulties and hardships, or obstacles, makes us closer. --Vogue magazine, 1993


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