Douglas Kenney Biography

(Writer and Actor)

More about the relationship

Douglas Kenney was married to Alexandra Appleton Garcia-Mata on 27 June 1970. However, they couldn’t continue their married life for so long and divorced in 1973. A couple of years later in 1976, he started dating his then-girlfriend Kathryn Walker.

They were in a relationship until his death. During their relationship, they spent beautiful moments together. In addition, he also wrote about his girlfriend in his letter. Where he stated, “Those days with her… were the best I’ve ever ignored.”

Relationship Facts of Douglas Kenney

  • Douglas Kenney is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Douglas Kenney?

Douglas Kenney was an American actor and writer. He also founded the magazine National Lampoon in 1970. Some of his notable writes include Bored of the Rings, National Lampoon, and National Lampoon’s 1964 High School Yearbook Parody.

On August 27, 1980, Douglas died at the age of 33 after he jumped from a 35-foot cliff called the Hanapepe Lookout. Before his death, he wrote a note in which he poured his emotion to his girlfriend, “Those days with her… were the best I’ve ever ignored.” 

Douglas Kenney: Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Douglas was born on December 10, 1946, in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. He was the son of Estelle “Stephanie” and Daniel “Harry” Kenney. Talking about his nationality, he was American and his ethnicity was Irish and Polish.

Moving towards his education, he attended Gilmour Academy which was a Catholic prep high school for boys. Later, he enrolled at Harvard University where he was a member of the Signet society as well as the editor of The Harvard Lampoon.

Douglas Kenney: Career, Net Worth, and Awards

Douglas began his career as a writer. He rose to prominence as he founded the magazine National Lampoon in 1970. During his time at Harvard University, he was a member of the Signet Society. Furthermore, he regularly collaborated with Henry Beard when he wrote the short novel Bored of the Rings in 1969.

Douglas Kenney
Caption: Douglas Kenney (Source: Twitter)

Later in 1970, Douglas along with his friends Henry Beard and fellow Harvard alumnus Robert Hoffman. Initially, he wrote a lot of Lampoon’s early material including “Mrs. Agnew’s Diary”. Moreover, his other notable works are Caddyshack which he produced and wrote with Brian Doyle-Murray and Harold Ramis.

Some of his notable writes are Bored of the Rings, National Lampoon, and National Lampoon’s 1964 High School Yearbook Parody. Additionally, he got a nomination from The Writers Guild of America for his National Lampoon’s Animal House. Besides this, he has also played in a couple of shows such as Caddyshack and Heavy Metal.

On August 27, 1980, Douglas died at the age of 33 after he jumped from a 35-foot cliff called the Hanapepe Lookout. Before his death, he wrote a note in which he poured his emotion to his girlfriend, “Those days with her… were the best I’ve ever ignored.” Before his death, Chris Miller also told that Doug was looking for a better place to jump from when he slipped.

During his career, he earned a decent amount of money.

During his tenure as a writer and actor, he got a nomination from The Writers Guild of America for his National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Douglas Kenney: Rumors and Controversy

During his career, there were not any rumors regarding his personal and professional life. Moreover, he had not faced any controversy in his career.

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