Happy Birthday Doug Kenney, the Man Who Was Killed By Caddyshack

dougkenneyAlways find something interesting when looking through the daily birthdays. Today I came across Doug Kenney, a comedy legend who was the top of his game right before my time. He was one of the three creators of National Lampoon, then sold it for millions and got into movies. He co-authored the immortal Animal House, then produced and co-wrote Caddyshack. Though today thought of as a comedy classic, at the time it opened to negative reviews, and Kenney got deeply depressed, and also started getting heavily into drugs. Weeks later, he died under mysterious circumstances in Hawaii. It remains a mystery whether he jumped or fell off a 40 foot cliff. Here is an article about his life on ESPN.com, of all places.

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