Robert Kennedy and His Times

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Robert Kennedy and His Times is a 1985 American television miniseries directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, based on the 1978 Robert F. Kennedy biography of the same name by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr..[1]

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Written byWalon Green (writer)
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (book)
Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky
StarringBrad Davis
Veronica Cartwright
Ned Beatty
Cliff De Young
Joe Pantoliano
Harris Yulin
Jeffrey Tambor
Jack Warden
River Phoenix
Jason Bateman
Shannen Doherty
Theme music composerFred Karlin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes3
ProducersRobert W. Christiansen
Rick Rosenberg
Irving Paul Lazar (associate producer)
CinematographyMichael D. Margulies
EditorCorky Ehlers
Running time309 mins
Production companyColumbia Pictures Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack and White
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJanuary 27, 1985 (1985-01-27)


Actor Role
Brad Davis Robert F. Kennedy
Veronica Cartwright Ethel Skakel Kennedy
Cliff De Young John F. Kennedy
Ned Beatty J. Edgar Hoover
Beatrice Straight Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
G.D. Spradlin Lyndon B. Johnson
George Grizzard John Seigenthaler, Sr.
Harris Yulin Joseph McCarthy
Mitch Ryan Robert McNamara
Joe Pantoliano Roy Cohn
Jeffrey Tambor Pierre Salinger
Jack Warden Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Jordan Charney Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
John Ericson Senator
Danna Hansen Lady Bird Johnson
Mimi Kennedy Pat Kennedy
Dean Santoro Fred Dutton
Charles Bateman Army General Carey
Juanin Clay Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Dorothy Fielding Jean Kennedy Smith
Belita Moreno Angie Novello
James Read Teddy Kennedy
Dennis Redfield Walter Sheridan
Alan Rosenberg Jack Newfield
Hansford Rowe Ron McMasters
Trey Wilson Jimmy Hoffa
Natalie Gregory
Betsy Baker
Courtney Kennedy Hill (Part 1&2)
Courtney Kennedy Hill (Part 3)
Jason Bateman Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Jeremy Brown Matthew Kennedy
Shannen Doherty
Rebecca Gullion
Kathleen Kennedy (Part 1&2)
Kathleen Kennedy (Part 3)
Chris Hebert
River Phoenix
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Part 1&2)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Part 3)
Steve Rumph Young Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Branden Williams David Kennedy
Dorothy Butts Annie Lee Moss
Albert Hall Roy Wilkins
Richard Kuss Dave Beck
Wendy LaMastra Joan Bennett Kennedy
Christopher Lofton Stephen Edward Smith
Elizabeth Norment Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Jack Thibeau Clyde Tolson
Barbara Allyne-Bennet Evelyn Lincoln
Shelly Lipkin Robert Morgenthau
Walter Mathews Kenneth Keating
Bufort McClerkins Roosevelt Grier
Brent Spiner Allard Lowenstein

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award N/W Category/People
1985 Emmy Award N Lynda Gurasich for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling (Part 1)
1985 Emmy Award N Robert W. Christiansen and Rick Rosenberg for Outstanding Limited Series

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Wills, Gary (November 12, 1978). "Fierce in His Loyalties and Enmities". The New York Times. Retrieved February 21, 2015.

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