People: Jul. 11, 1983

Actors are always talking about writing themselves a juicy part. But when Academy Award Winner George Kennedy, 58 (Cool Hand Luke), actually sat down to do a book, he left no doubt as to who would be the obvious choice to play the main character. In Murder on Location, a hard-boiled tale of Hollywood low jinks, the sleuthing hero is an actor, just like George, a private pilot, just like George, and is named—you guessed it—George Kennedy. Avon books has run off 185,000 paperback copies and the film rights have already been snapped up....

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