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H. Wesley Kenney

  • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
  • Birthday: January 03
Date of passing: 
January 13, 2015

Obituary

Obituary: 

Harry Wesley Kenney Jr. was a director who began his career at the DuMont Network, where he would helm live broadcasts — as many as a dozen each day.

He directed episodes of the early ’50s series Rocky King, Detective; he also worked with Mike Wallace on the latter’s interview programs Night Beat and The Mike Wallace Interview during the 1950s.

Kenney was a producer and director who directed more than 20 episodes of All in the Family and won seven Daytime Emmys over the course of a 35-year career.

Harry Wesley Kenney Jr. was a director who began his career at the DuMont Network, where he would helm live broadcasts — as many as a dozen each day.

He directed episodes of the early ’50s series Rocky King, Detective; he also worked with Mike Wallace on the latter’s interview programs Night Beat and The Mike Wallace Interview during the 1950s.

Kenney was a producer and director who directed more than 20 episodes of All in the Family and won seven Daytime Emmys over the course of a 35-year career.

Kenney produced hundreds of episodes of soap operas including Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital and The Doctors, and directed episodes of series including My Favorite Martian, Gidget, and Flo — as well as the pilot for The Jeffersons.

Kenney died January 13, 2015, in Santa Monica, California.

For more information on Kenney's life and career, visit The Archive of American Television.

 

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2 Nominations No Emmys