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Robert F. Kennedy

Biography

U.S. Senator from NY and Lawyer General under his sibling John’s administration who was simply assassinated in 1968 while he was working for leader. He spearheaded lots of the civil privileges initiatives how the Kennedy Administration submit. Quickly before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman and afterwards graduated from Harvard University and the College or university of Virginia College of Rules. He provided a somber talk in the aftermath of Martin Luther Ruler Jr.’s assassination in Indianapolis’s internal city, even though riots broke out in 60 metropolitan areas in the wake from the assassination, not just one broke out in Indianapolis. Many people feature this reality to his heartfelt talk. He wedded Ethel Skakel in 1950, as well as the few had 11 children between 1951 and 1968. He was devastated after his sibling, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963, and he backed his sister-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for the rest of his lifestyle.

Quick Facts


Full Name Robert F. Kennedy
Date Of Birth November 20, 1925
Died June 6, 1968, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Brookline, MA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Politician
Education Harvard University, Milton Academy, University of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Law, Harvard College, Bates College
Nationality American
Spouse Ethel Kennedy
Children Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Kerry Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, David Kennedy, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy II, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Christopher G. Kennedy, Courtney Kennedy Hill, Max Kennedy, Douglas Harriman Kennedy
Parents Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Rose Kennedy
Siblings John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jean Kennedy Smith, Kathleen Cavendish, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Rosemary Kennedy
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Wife Ethel was three months pregnant with their daughter Rory Kennedy when he was assassinated.
2When he was a senator he hired Jeff Greenfield as a speechwriter, who stayed until Kennedy was assassinated.
3The R.I.C.O. (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) act of 1970, which has been used to bring about widespread indictments against Organized Crime and the Federal Witness Protection Program is said to have been the brainchild of Robert F. Kennedy when he was the Attorney General.
4Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan is currently awaiting execution on Death Row at San Quentin Prison near San Francisco.
5The hotel in which he was shot, the Los Angeles Ambassador, has since been torn down.
6In 1965, still mourning his brother John's death, he journeyed to Canada to climb Mount Kennedy (on the Alasken-Canadian border) which had been named in his brother's honor. Breaking away from the team of experienced mountain climbers, Kennedy made it to the summit making him the first man ever to reach the top.
7Son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
8Grandson of Congressman John F. Fitzgerald.
9Was portrayed by Steven Culp in Thirteen Days (2000), Linus Roache in RFK (2002), Dave Fraunces in Bobby (2006), and Tim Ransom in A Woman Named Jackie (1991).
10Interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, about 100 yards to the left of his brother's grave.
11A wax replica of his head from the defunct Hollywood Wax Museum was auctioned off for a winning bid of $200 during a live auction on eBay on May 11, 2006.
12He once got into a contest with Richard Burton, who greatly admired him, in which they tried to outdo the other by quoting William Shakespeare's sonnets. Both were word-perfect, and Burton was forced to "win" the contest by quoting one of the sonnets backwards, a feat Bobby could not match.
13Became close to actor Warren Beatty during his 1968 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Beatty's relationship with Robert was closer than the one he had with John F. Kennedy while JFK was president. Beatty was particularly valuable in firing up volunteers for such mundane activities as door-to-door canvassing. Bobby was impressed by Beatty's thorough understanding of the issues. After Bobby's assassination in Beatty's hometown of Los Angeles, Beatty became a vocal gun control advocate.
14Died the same day as Randolph Churchill, the only son of Winston Churchill.
15When Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, it was his friend John Frankenheimer who had personally driven him there that day
16Family friend Andy Williams sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" at his funeral
17Was a close friend of Robert Vaughn.
18In stark contrast to his older brother John F. Kennedy's poor health, Robert was a very strong and physically active man who enjoyed hiking and kayaking, among other outdoor activities.
19He harbored strong disdain for Lyndon Johnson, his older brother's vice president [who ultimately took over as president after John's death] and the feeling was mutual.
20Brother of U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
21Father of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Kennedy, Robert Kennedy Jr., Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, Rory Kennedy.
22Uncle of Robert Shriver, Caroline Kennedy, Christopher Lawford, John Kennedy Jr., Maria Shriver, Patrick Kennedy.
23Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor, 12 January 1979.
24Graduated from Milton Academy.
25Served as a United States Senator from New York state from 1964 - 6 June 1968.
26Graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951.
27Graduated from Harvard University in 1948 with a government degree.
28Served as Attorney General in his brother, John F. Kennedy's, Cabinet, and resigned in 1964 after his brother's death.
29Had 11 children: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (b. 1952), Joseph Kennedy (b. 1953), Robert Kennedy Jr. (b. 1955), Courtney Kennedy Hill (b. 1957), Michael Kennedy (b. 1959, d. 1998), Kerry Kennedy Cuomo (b. 1960), Christopher Kennedy (b. 1964), Max Kennedy (b. 1966), Douglas Kennedy (b. 1967), Rory Kennedy (b. 1968), and David Kennedy (d. 1984).
30Uncle of Maria Shriver; ex-uncle-in-law of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
31Ex-brother-in-law of Peter Lawford.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Presidential Countdown1960TV Mini-SeriesRobert F. Kennedy (Himself)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Missiles of October1974TV Movie book "Thirteen Days"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC Close-Up!1961TV Series documentaryHimself
Presidential Countdown1960TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Primary1960DocumentaryHimself
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHimself
Doc Talk2012TV SeriesHimself
Issues and Answers1968TV SeriesHimself
This Week1968TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1967TV SeriesHimself - Senator Kennedy
A Nation of Immigrants1967TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today1967TV SeriesHimself
The Levin Interview1967TV Series documentaryHimself
Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Reagan and the Big, Beautiful, Beleaguered American Dream1966TV Movie documentaryHimself
Town Meeting of the World1966TV MovieHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1965TV SeriesHimself
CBS Reports1964TV Series documentaryHimself
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHimself
After Ten Years: The Court and the Schools1964TV MovieHimself - U. S. Attorney General
The Jack Paar Program1964TV SeriesHimself
Faces of November1964Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment1963DocumentaryHimself - Attorney General of the United States
Meet the Press1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute1962TV MovieHimself
Howard K. Smith1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959-1962TV SeriesHimself / Himself (film)
David Brinkley's Journal1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free to Rock2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Facing Berlinpre-productionHimself - United States Attorney General
Frontline1992-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
How to Win the US Presidency2016DocumentaryHimself
Race for the White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Searching for Camelot: The Quest to Reclaim the Throne2015DocumentaryHimself
Conspiracy2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Presidential Candidate
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - politician (as Robert Kennedy)
Conspiracy Theorists Lie2015DocumentaryHimself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Listen to Me Marlon2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick2014Video documentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2014TV SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - US Atty. General / Himself
Dark Legacy II2014DocumentaryHimself
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself
Dallas, une journée particulière2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The March2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Barack Obama: A Change Has Come2012Video shortHimself
When Seattle Invented the Future: The 1962 World's Fair2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brothers on the Line2012DocumentaryHimself
10 Things You Don't Know About2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Ethel2012DocumentaryHimself
King Kennedy2011DocumentaryHimself
Lives Worth Living2011DocumentaryHimself
20/202011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentaryHimself
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Harmony Game2011DocumentaryHimself
Kennedys' Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Reagan2011DocumentaryHimself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - U.S. Senator from New York (as Senator Robert Kennedy of New York)
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryHimself
Amerykanin w PRL-u2009Documentary shortHimself
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Regreso a la Luna2009TV MovieHimself
Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive2009DocumentaryHimself
The Doors: When You're Strange2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Second Dallas2009Video documentaryHimself
70's Fever2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mobsters2008TV SeriesHimself
Salute2008DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Le piège américain2008Himself (uncredited)
A Ripple of Hope2008DocumentaryHimself
A President to Remember2008DocumentaryHimself
682008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Night James Brown Saved Boston2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself (as Robert Kennedy)
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories2008DocumentaryHimself - Attorney General
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy2007DocumentaryHimself
Oswald's Ghost2007DocumentaryHimself
Conspiracy Test: The RFK Assassination2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Undercover History2007TV SeriesHimself
Underworld Histories2007TV SeriesHimself
I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bobby: The Making of an American Epic2007Video documentary shortHimself
Evidence of Revision: The Assassination of America2006Video documentaryHimself
Revealed2006TV Series documentaryHimself
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHimself
Bobby2006Himself
René Lévesque2006TV Mini-SeriesLui-même
The Secret Service: Building on a Tradition of Excellence2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Oha! 42006TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Final 242006TV Series documentaryHimself
Bullets Over Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Experience1988-2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (with King during March On Washington)
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005Himself (uncredited)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
Biography1994-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Conspiracy?2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - Attorney General
History vs. Hollywood2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics2004TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside the U.S. Secret Service2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the End2004Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
LBJ vs. the Kennedys: Chasing Demons2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "Man in the Mirror")
Mob Stories2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Decade Under the Influence2003DocumentaryHimself
P.O.V.2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Bob Kennedy: L'homme qui voulait changer l'Amérique2003DocumentaryHimself
Path to War2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Year That Trembled2002Himself
History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies2001DocumentaryHimself
What Happened After...?2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis2001Video documentaryHimself
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hendrix2000TV MovieHimself (walks in King funeral procession) (uncredited)
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Steal This Movie2000Himself (final speech) (uncredited)
Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment2000DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our Friend, Martin1999VideoHimself - at King's funeral (uncredited)
The Rat Pack1999TV Series documentaryHimself
American Justice1995-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation1999DocumentaryHimself
The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Sweet Science1999TV Series documentaryHimself
John Glenn: American Hero1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Hudson Riverkeepers1998DocumentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory1997Himself
The Speeches of Malcolm X1997Video documentaryHimself - at Signing of Civil Rights Act, Chats with Dirksen
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (just before his assassination (uncredited)
American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fight in the Fields1997DocumentaryHimself
Voice of Dissent1997Documentary shortHimself
100 Years of Olympic Glory1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
All Power to the People1996DocumentaryHimself
The Real Las Vegas1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The X-Files1996TV SeriesHimself
Taking on the Kennedys1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Real Thing: The Making of 'Diana Kilmury: Teamster'1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Robert Kennedy)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy1995VideoHimself - Speeches
Nixon1995Himself (uncredited)
The Men Who Killed Kennedy1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Forrest Gump1994Himself - after 1968 California Primary (uncredited)
JACK: The Last Kennedy Film1993Himself
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 2: Assassination in the 20th Century1993Video documentaryHimself
American Justice: Target - Mafia1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Death Scenes 21992Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHimself - Final Speech, Lies Wounded, Placed in Ambulance, Funeral
The Real Malcolm X1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - JFK's Funeral (uncredited)
Love Field1992Himself - at Andrews AFB (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Hard Copy1992TV SeriesHimself
JFK1991Himself (uncredited)
The Doors1991Himself - Before and After the Shooting (uncredited)
This Week1991TV SeriesHimself
Making Sense of the Sixties1991TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Best Evidence: The Research Video1990Video documentary shortHimself - with Casket at Andrews AFB (uncredited)
Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mission: Impossible1989TV SeriesHimself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Inside Edition1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Death in Focus1989Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Reasonable Doubt: The Single-Bullet Theory and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy1988DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jack Paar Comes Home1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself
The Falcon and the Snowman1985Himself (uncredited)
Say Goodbye to the President1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
Purple Haze1982Himself
The Killing of America1981DocumentaryHimself (as Robert Kennedy)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981Himself - Final Speech, Lying Wounded (uncredited)
Reputations1980TV SeriesHimself
The Ten Thousand Day War1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Late Great Planet Earth1979DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter1975DocumentaryHimself - Advisor
Kennedys Don't Cry1975DocumentaryHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972-1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Hearts and Minds1974DocumentaryHimself (U.S. Senator) (uncredited)
Executive Action1973Himself - Listens to Test Ban Speech (uncredited)
The Second Gun1973DocumentaryHimself
Malcolm X1972DocumentaryHimself - at Funeral of JFK (uncredited)
Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace1972TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rebel1970Himself (as U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy)
The Strawberry Statement1970Himself (uncredited)
The Fall1969DocumentaryHimself
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV MovieHimself
Medium Cool1969Himself - Giving Final Speech (uncredited)
Omnibus1968TV Series documentaryHimself
Robert Kennedy Remembered1968Documentary shortHimself
World in Action1968TV Series documentaryHimself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums1965DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Four Days in November1964DocumentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHimself

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#Quote
1The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
2Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
3Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
4Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
5There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
6Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
7But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
8Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
9I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it I thought it would be me.
10Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
11I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
12If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
13Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
14One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
15I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
16What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
17It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
18All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
19People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.
20Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
21Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
22I've seen despair and hopelessness, and I've seen children who are starving to death in the United States. I mean, not 'I read about children who are starving to death in the United States', but I've seen children who are starving to death in the United States. And, as the reports have said, they will never recover mentally after the age of four.
23I'm tired of chasing people.

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