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Courtney Kennedy Hill

Courtney Kennedy Hill
Born Mary Courtney Kennedy
(1956-09-09) September 9, 1956
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Jeffrey Robert Ruhe (1980–1990)
Paul Michael Hill (1993–2006, separated)
Children Saoirse Roisin Kennedy Hill
Parent(s) Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy

Mary Courtney Kennedy Hill (known as Courtney, born September 9, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts), is the fifth of the eleven children of Robert Francis Kennedy and Ethel Skakel.

It was through her work at the Children's Television Workshop that she met ABC sports producer Jeffrey Robert Ruhe (b. 1952), son of Robert Ruhe and Elva Buckingham. The couple married on June 14, 1980, in Washington, D.C. and were divorced in 1990.

She then married Paul Michael Hill (b. August 13, 1954)[1] on June 26, 1993, on a boat in the Aegean Sea. Hill is an Irishman who was wrongly imprisoned for 15 years after being convicted of several bombings carried out by the IRA. However, he was later found to have been convicted unjustly; no evidence linked him to either the bombings or to involvement with the IRA. Further investigation revealed that the confessions of himself and three others (collectively called "The Guildford Four") were coerced after many days in detention without charge, and the purported notes from the interrogations were fabricated by the police some time later, so that the notes would reflect the case the police had decided to build. (The film In the Name of the Father (1993) was based on this case.)

Kennedy and Hill were reportedly introduced by her mother. They had one child, a daughter named Saoirse Roisin Hill (born 1997 in Washington D.C.). The couple lived in Ireland from 2002 to 2006. In February 2006, they legally separated.[2] Hill currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Courtney Hill was formerly a representative for the United Nations AIDS Foundation.

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  2. ^ Europe Intelligence Wire, February 15, 2006.
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