John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Political Relative / Publisher

Born: 25 November 1960
Died: 16 July 1999 (airplane crash)
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Best known as: JFK's son who also died young

John F. Kennedy, Jr. was the son of president John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and the younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. John Jr. appeared as a three-year-old in one of the most famous film clips of the 1960s, saluting his father's casket after the president was assassinated in 1963. As an adult Kennedy studied law and worked for a few years in the Manhattan District Attorney's office; later he founded the political magazine George. JFK Jr. was a famously eligible bachelor before finally marrying the former Carolyn Bessette in 1996. Kennedy, his wife and her sister were all killed in 1999 when a private plane piloted by Kennedy crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard.

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Kennedy was born after his father was elected president but before JFK’s inauguration… As a boy his popular nickname was “John-John”… He died 18 months after a 1997 skiing accident killed his cousin Michael Kennedy… JFK, Jr. was played by Kristoffer Polaha in the 2003 TV movie America’s Prince, with Portia de Rossi as wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

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