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Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy has compiled an extraordinary list of filmmaking achievements, serving as producer of some of the most popular motion pictures in recent history. Kennedy's enduring association with director Steven Spielberg began on the film 1941. She then worked in varying capacities on Raiders of the Lost Ark and Poltergeist, eventually becoming a producer on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, with George Lucas and Frank Marshall. Kennedy became a founding partner of Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall in 1982.

At Amblin, Kennedy produced or co-produced such popular films as Gremlins, Always, Dad, *batteries not included, An American Tail, Innerspace, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes, The Land Before Time, Hook, Noises Off, The Money Pit, The Flintstones, Cape Fear, the Back to the Future series, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? , Empire of the Sun, The Color Purple and Arachnophobia.

In 1992, she established The Kennedy/Marshall Company with her husband, Frank Marshall. Some of the films created under their company banner are Congo, Indian in the Cupboard, A Map of the World, Snow Falling on Cedars, Alive, the IMAX feature Olympic Glory and the box office blockbuster The Sixth Sense, starring Haley Joel Osment.

Kennedy also executive produced Schindler's List, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1993, served as a producer on Twister and The Bridges of Madison County, and produced the phenomenally successful Jurassic Park adventure series.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Kathleen Kennedy Facts


Selected Filmography

Intimate Portraits
Identity Crisis
The Guatemalan Handshake
Alamo: 13 Days To Glory
The Concorde: Airport '79
The Young Kennedy Women
It's My Party and I'll Spend If I Want To
Airport '77
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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