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Kennedy curse

The Kennedy curse is invoked to describe a series of misfortunes (known as the Kennedy family tragedies)[1][2][3] involving members of the powerful and celebrated Kennedy family of the United States of America.[3][4][5][6][7][8] Skeptics have argued that many of the events are normal, and it is not improbable that a large extended family would experience them.[9][10]


There are many stories regarding of the placing of the curse on the Kennedy family. Some accounts have the curse's origin beginning with the fleeing of European Jews during World War II and of Joe, Sr.'s anti-Semitism. Other accounts have the curse originating in Ireland by disgruntled countrymen or spirits angered with Kennedy patriarch, Thomas Fitzgerald.


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


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  2. ^ Carr, Pat; Hulteng, Lee. "Kennedy Family Tragedies".  
  3. ^ a b c McGrory, Brian (July 18, 1999). "Family Overshadowed by a Litany of Tragedy".  
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  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "The Kennedy Curse". The Courant. Hartford, CT. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Is Pat's Crash Part of Kennedy Curse?".  
  8. ^ Lacayo, Richard (August 26, 2009). "Ted Kennedy, 1932–2009: The Brother Who Mattered Most".  
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  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Negrin, Matt (May 16, 2012). "Kennedy Curse: A Political Family's Troubled Life". ABC News. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
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  15. ^ "'Grief, Fear, Doubt, Panic'—And Guilt".  
  16. ^ Kennedy, Ted (2009). The Kennedys.  
  17. ^ "After 11 Years in Prison, Skakel Goes Free on Bail".  
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  19. ^ Goddard, Jacqui (September 17, 2011). "Kara Kennedy Dies Aged 51".  
  20. ^ I'm So Grateful I Have Those Memories': Joan Kennedy Remembers Last Summer with Daughter Kara Before She Died"'".  
  21. ^ "RFK Jr.'s Troubled Estranged Wife Found Dead in NY". Google News.  
  22. ^ "Kerry Kennedy Says Seizure, not Drugs, Caused Driving Accident".  
  23. ^ "Kerry Kennedy Found Not Guilty of Drugged Driving in New York". New York:  
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