Current Affairs March 2016

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Tamil Comedy Actor Kumarimuthu passes away

Legendary Tamil Comedian Kumarimuthu passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu due to some age-related ailments. He was 77.

He was known for his comic roles and had starred in nearly 50 films in his career spanning over three-decades. He was best known for his signature laugh.

His debut film was Nandu in 1981. Some of his other best films are Sahadevan Mahadevan, Idhu Namma Aalu, Marumagan and Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari.

He was also associated with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party in his brief stint in politics.


US actor George Kennedy passes away

US actor George Kennedy passed away in the city of Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

He had won an Oscar (Academy Award) in 1968 for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict classic Cool Hand Luke.

About George Kennedy

  • Born on February 18, 1925 in New York City.
  • He had made his stage debut at age 2 in a touring company of Bringing Up Father. Later at the age of 7 he was a New York City radio DJ.
  • His first notable screen role was as a military advisor on the TV sitcom The Phil Silvers Show.
  • Since then he had appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions.
  • His memorable appearances are in Naked Gun series, Earthquake and Airport 1975, The Dirty Dozen and The Eiger Sanction.
  • Writing career: He has written three books Murder On Location (1983), Murder on High (1984). He also has written his autobiography, Trust Me (2011).
  • Awards and Honours: Kennedy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California for his contributions to motion pictures.