Kennedy curse

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The Kennedy tragedies,[1][2][3] commonly known as the Kennedy curse, is a term sometimes used to describe a series of events involving members of the Kennedy family.[3][4][5][6][7][8] The notion of a curse is superstitious and was created and fostered by the news media.[9][10][11]


Believers in the curse generally cite the following core events as evidence of the family's misfortunes:


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  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Klein, Edward (2004). The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-31293-0. 
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  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "The Kennedy Curse". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Is Pat's Crash Part of Kennedy Curse?". ABC News. 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  8. ^ Lacayo, Richard (2009-08-26). "Ted Kennedy, 1932–2009: The Brother Who Mattered Most". Time. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  9. ^ Grady, Sandy (1999-07-22). "There is no Kennedy curse; it's actually too much macho". Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  10. ^ "Kennedy curse". The Skeptic's Dictionary. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  11. ^ O'Dowd, Niall (2011-09-18). "Talk of a Kennedy curse is nonsense, latest death of Kara revives idle chatter". IrishCentral. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f King, John (1999-07-17). "Tragedy has repeatedly stalked Kennedy clan". CNN. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Negrin, Matt (2012-05-16). "Kennedy Curse: A Political Family's Troubled Life". ABC News. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  14. ^ Arabella Kennedy (1956–1956) - Find A Grave Memorial
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  18. ^ Dunne, Dominick (March 1992). "The Verdict". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  19. ^ Goddard, Jacqui (2011-09-17). "Kara Kennedy dies aged 51". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  20. ^ "'I'm so grateful I have those memories': Joan Kennedy remembers last summer with daughter Kara before she died". The Daily Mail. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  21. ^ RFK Jr.'s troubled estranged wife found dead in NY Associated Press, 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.