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Senator Bobby


Senator Bobby was a studio room concoction of article writer/manufacturer of Chip Taylor (b. Adam Wesley Voight, 1940, Yonkers, NY, USA). Using tone of voice impersonator Costs Minkin along with a demo from the Troggs’ garage-band traditional, ‘Crazy Thing’, he developed in 1967 a comedic take-off of Senator Robert Kennedy and his Massachusetts highlight. Using the single likely to amount 20 pop, a follow-up record was produced, viewing Minkin within a humor troupe known as the Barely Worthit Players with Dennis Wholey, Steve Baron, and Carol Morley. Normal of all novelty functions, the group cannot follow-up, scraping underneath of the graph at 99 having a take-off on Donovan’s ‘Mellow Yellowish’ in 1967, that was a dual take-off of senators Kennedy and Everett McKinley Dirksen. Whorley continued to become highly successful tv talk-show sponsor. Taylor, ahead of his Senator Bobby task, was a one-hit-wonder inside a duo known as Simply Us. He became a reasonably successful nation and western vocalist within the 70s.

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Full Name Bill Minkin
Weight 95 kg
Profession Lawyer, Politician, Writer
Education Milton Academy, University of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Law, Bates College, Harvard College, Harvard University
Children Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Kerry Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, David Kennedy, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy II, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Christopher G. Kennedy, Courtney Kennedy Hill, Douglas Harriman Kennedy, Max Kennedy
Parents Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Rose Kennedy
Siblings John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jean Kennedy Smith, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Cavendish
Movies The Haunting, The King of Comedy, Taxi Driver, Who's That Knocking at My Door

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1 Wife Ethel was three months pregnant with their daughter Rory Kennedy when he was assassinated.
2 When he was a senator he hired Jeff Greenfield as a speechwriter, who stayed until Kennedy was assassinated.
3 The R.I.C.O. (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) act of 1970, which has been used to bring about widespread indictments against Organized Crime and the Federal Witness Protection Program is said to have been the brainchild of Robert F. Kennedy when he was the Attorney General.
4 Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan is currently awaiting execution on Death Row at San Quentin Prison near San Francisco.
5 The hotel in which he was shot, the Los Angeles Ambassador, has since been torn down.
6 In 1965, still mourning his brother John's death, he journeyed to Canada to climb Mount Kennedy (on the Alasken-Canadian border) which had been named in his brother's honor. Breaking away from the team of experienced mountain climbers, Kennedy made it to the summit making him the first man ever to reach the top.
7 Son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
8 Grandson of Congressman John F. Fitzgerald.
9 Was portrayed by Steven Culp in Thirteen Days (2000), Linus Roache in RFK (2002), Dave Fraunces in Bobby (2006), and Tim Ransom in A Woman Named Jackie (1991).
10 Interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, about 100 yards to the left of his brother's grave.
11 A wax replica of his head from the defunct Hollywood Wax Museum was auctioned off for a winning bid of $200 during a live auction on eBay on May 11, 2006.
12 He once got into a contest with Richard Burton, who greatly admired him, in which they tried to outdo the other by quoting William Shakespeare's sonnets. Both were word-perfect, and Burton was forced to "win" the contest by quoting one of the sonnets backwards, a feat Bobby could not match.
13 Became close to actor Warren Beatty during his 1968 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Beatty's relationship with Robert was closer than the one he had with John F. Kennedy while JFK was president. Beatty was particularly valuable in firing up volunteers for such mundane activities as door-to-door canvassing. Bobby was impressed by Beatty's thorough understanding of the issues. After Bobby's assassination in Beatty's hometown of Los Angeles, Beatty became a vocal gun control advocate.
14 Died the same day as Randolph Churchill, the only son of Winston Churchill.
15 When Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, it was his friend John Frankenheimer who had personally driven him there that day
16 Family friend Andy Williams sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" at his funeral
17 Was a close friend of Robert Vaughn.
18 In stark contrast to his older brother John F. Kennedy's poor health, Robert was a very strong and physically active man who enjoyed hiking and kayaking, among other outdoor activities.
19 He harbored strong disdain for Lyndon Johnson, his older brother's vice president [who ultimately took over as president after John's death] and the feeling was mutual.
20 Brother of U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
21 Father of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Kennedy, Robert Kennedy Jr., Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, Rory Kennedy.
22 Uncle of Robert Shriver, Caroline Kennedy, Christopher Lawford, John Kennedy Jr., Maria Shriver, Patrick Kennedy.
23 Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor, 12 January 1979.
24 Graduated from Milton Academy.
25 Served as a United States Senator from New York state from 1964 - 6 June 1968.
26 Graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951.
27 Graduated from Harvard University in 1948 with a government degree.
28 Served as Attorney General in his brother, John F. Kennedy's, Cabinet, and resigned in 1964 after his brother's death.
29 Had 11 children: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (b. 1952), Joseph Kennedy (b. 1953), Robert Kennedy Jr. (b. 1955), Courtney Kennedy Hill (b. 1957), Michael Kennedy (b. 1959, d. 1998), Kerry Kennedy Cuomo (b. 1960), Christopher Kennedy (b. 1964), Max Kennedy (b. 1966), Douglas Kennedy (b. 1967), Rory Kennedy (b. 1968), and David Kennedy (d. 1984).
30 Uncle of Maria Shriver; ex-uncle-in-law of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
31 Ex-brother-in-law of Peter Lawford.



Presidential Countdown 1960 TV Mini-Series Robert F. Kennedy (Himself)



The Missiles of October 1974 TV Movie book "Thirteen Days"



ABC Close-Up! 1961 TV Series documentary Himself
Presidential Countdown 1960 TV Mini-Series Himself
Primary 1960 Documentary Himself
Person to Person 1957 TV Series documentary Himself
Doc Talk 2012 TV Series Himself
Issues and Answers 1968 TV Series Himself
This Week 1968 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1968 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1967 TV Series Himself - Senator Kennedy
A Nation of Immigrants 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today 1967 TV Series Himself
The Levin Interview 1967 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Reagan and the Big, Beautiful, Beleaguered American Dream 1966 TV Movie documentary Himself
Town Meeting of the World 1966 TV Movie Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1965 TV Series Himself
CBS Reports 1964 TV Series documentary Himself
Freedom Spectacular 1964 TV Movie Himself
After Ten Years: The Court and the Schools 1964 TV Movie Himself - U. S. Attorney General
The Jack Paar Program 1964 TV Series Himself
Faces of November 1964 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment 1963 Documentary Himself - Attorney General of the United States
Meet the Press 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute 1962 TV Movie Himself
Howard K. Smith 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1962 TV Series Himself / Himself (film)
David Brinkley's Journal 1961 TV Series Himself

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Free to Rock 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Facing Berlin pre-production Himself - United States Attorney General
Frontline 1992-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
How to Win the US Presidency 2016 Documentary Himself
Race for the White House 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Searching for Camelot: The Quest to Reclaim the Throne 2015 Documentary Himself
Conspiracy 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Presidential Candidate
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - politician (as Robert Kennedy)
Conspiracy Theorists Lie 2015 Documentary Himself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Listen to Me Marlon 2015 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick 2014 Video documentary Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2014 TV Series Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - US Atty. General / Himself
Dark Legacy II 2014 Documentary Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2014 TV Series Himself
Dallas, une journée particulière 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The March 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Barack Obama: A Change Has Come 2012 Video short Himself
When Seattle Invented the Future: The 1962 World's Fair 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brothers on the Line 2012 Documentary Himself
10 Things You Don't Know About 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Ethel 2012 Documentary Himself
King Kennedy 2011 Documentary Himself
Lives Worth Living 2011 Documentary Himself
20/20 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary Himself
Kennedys' Home Movies 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Reagan 2011 Documentary Himself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sing Your Song 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - U.S. Senator from New York (as Senator Robert Kennedy of New York)
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune 2010 Documentary Himself
Amerykanin w PRL-u 2009 Documentary short Himself
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Woodstock: Now & Then 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Regreso a la Luna 2009 TV Movie Himself
Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive 2009 Documentary Himself
The Doors: When You're Strange 2009 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Second Dallas 2009 Video documentary Himself
70's Fever 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mobsters 2008 TV Series Himself
Salute 2008 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Le piège américain 2008 Himself (uncredited)
A Ripple of Hope 2008 Documentary Himself
A President to Remember 2008 Documentary Himself
68 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Night James Brown Saved Boston 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary Himself (as Robert Kennedy)
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories 2008 Documentary Himself - Attorney General
1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy 2007 Documentary Himself
Oswald's Ghost 2007 Documentary Himself
Conspiracy Test: The RFK Assassination 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hippies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brando 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Undercover History 2007 TV Series Himself
Underworld Histories 2007 TV Series Himself
I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bobby: The Making of an American Epic 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Evidence of Revision: The Assassination of America 2006 Video documentary Himself
Revealed 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
...So Goes the Nation 2006 Documentary Himself
Bobby 2006 Himself
René Lévesque 2006 TV Mini-Series Lui-même
The Secret Service: Building on a Tradition of Excellence 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Oha! 4 2006 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Final 24 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Experience 1988-2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (with King during March On Washington)
Movies That Shook the World 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 Himself (uncredited)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
Biography 1994-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Conspiracy? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - Attorney General
History vs. Hollywood 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
Inside the U.S. Secret Service 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the End 2004 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
LBJ vs. the Kennedys: Chasing Demons 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones 2003 Video documentary Himself (segment "Man in the Mirror")
Mob Stories 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A Decade Under the Influence 2003 Documentary Himself
P.O.V. 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Bob Kennedy: L'homme qui voulait changer l'Amérique 2003 Documentary Himself
Path to War 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Year That Trembled 2002 Himself
History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies 2001 Documentary Himself
What Happened After...? 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Life and Times 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis 2001 Video documentary Himself
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hendrix 2000 TV Movie Himself (walks in King funeral procession) (uncredited)
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Steal This Movie 2000 Himself (final speech) (uncredited)
Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment 2000 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Our Friend, Martin 1999 Video Himself - at King's funeral (uncredited)
The Rat Pack 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
American Justice 1995-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary Himself
The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Sweet Science 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
John Glenn: American Hero 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Hudson Riverkeepers 1998 Documentary Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory 1997 Himself
The Speeches of Malcolm X 1997 Video documentary Himself - at Signing of Civil Rights Act, Chats with Dirksen
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (just before his assassination (uncredited)
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fight in the Fields 1997 Documentary Himself
Voice of Dissent 1997 Documentary short Himself
100 Years of Olympic Glory 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
All Power to the People 1996 Documentary Himself
The Real Las Vegas 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
The X-Files 1996 TV Series Himself
Taking on the Kennedys 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Real Thing: The Making of 'Diana Kilmury: Teamster' 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Robert Kennedy)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy 1995 Video Himself - Speeches
Nixon 1995 Himself (uncredited)
The Men Who Killed Kennedy 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Forrest Gump 1994 Himself - after 1968 California Primary (uncredited)
JACK: The Last Kennedy Film 1993 Himself
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 2: Assassination in the 20th Century 1993 Video documentary Himself
American Justice: Target - Mafia 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Death Scenes 2 1992 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins 1992 Documentary Himself - Final Speech, Lies Wounded, Placed in Ambulance, Funeral
The Real Malcolm X 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself - JFK's Funeral (uncredited)
Love Field 1992 Himself - at Andrews AFB (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Hard Copy 1992 TV Series Himself
JFK 1991 Himself (uncredited)
The Doors 1991 Himself - Before and After the Shooting (uncredited)
This Week 1991 TV Series Himself
Making Sense of the Sixties 1991 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Best Evidence: The Research Video 1990 Video documentary short Himself - with Casket at Andrews AFB (uncredited)
Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mission: Impossible 1989 TV Series Himself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Inside Edition 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Death in Focus 1989 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Reasonable Doubt: The Single-Bullet Theory and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy 1988 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jack Paar Comes Home 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Himself
The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 Himself (uncredited)
Say Goodbye to the President 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary Himself
Purple Haze 1982 Himself
The Killing of America 1981 Documentary Himself (as Robert Kennedy)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow 1981 Himself - Final Speech, Lying Wounded (uncredited)
Reputations 1980 TV Series Himself
The Ten Thousand Day War 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Late Great Planet Earth 1979 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter 1975 Documentary Himself - Advisor
Kennedys Don't Cry 1975 Documentary Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1972-1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Hearts and Minds 1974 Documentary Himself (U.S. Senator) (uncredited)
Executive Action 1973 Himself - Listens to Test Ban Speech (uncredited)
The Second Gun 1973 Documentary Himself
Malcolm X 1972 Documentary Himself - at Funeral of JFK (uncredited)
Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rebel 1970 Himself (as U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy)
The Strawberry Statement 1970 Himself (uncredited)
The Fall 1969 Documentary Himself
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie Himself
Medium Cool 1969 Himself - Giving Final Speech (uncredited)
Omnibus 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
Robert Kennedy Remembered 1968 Documentary short Himself
World in Action 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums 1965 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Four Days in November 1964 Documentary Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Himself

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1 The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
2 Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
3 Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
4 Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
5 There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
6 Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
7 But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?
8 Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
9 I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it I thought it would be me.
10 Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
11 I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
12 If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
13 Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
14 One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
15 I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
16 What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
17 It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
18 All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
19 People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.
20 Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
21 Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
22 I've seen despair and hopelessness, and I've seen children who are starving to death in the United States. I mean, not 'I read about children who are starving to death in the United States', but I've seen children who are starving to death in the United States. And, as the reports have said, they will never recover mentally after the age of four.
23 I'm tired of chasing people.

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