Kara Kennedy

Kennedy Family Member
Born Feb 27, 1960

Kara Anne Kennedy Allen was a member of the American political dynasty, the Kennedy family. She was the oldest of the three children of U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy from Massachusetts, and the niece of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Bobby Kennedy. Kara Kennedy, the mother of two children, served on the boards of numerous charities and was a film maker and television producer.… Read More

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1960 Birth Kara Anne Kennedy was born in 1960 to Joan and Ted Kennedy in Bronxville, New York. … Read More


1978 18 Years Old After graduating from the National Cathedral School in 1978, Kennedy worked on her father's 1980 Presidential campaign before matriculating at Tufts University.


1983 23 Years Old Following the receipt of her degree in 1983, she pursued a career in television, working at Fox News in New York. … Read More
1988 28 Years Old Kennedy co-managed her father's successful 1988 re-election campaign with her brother Ted. … Read More


1990 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Kennedy married architect and real estate developer Michael Allen of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
1994 34 Years Old When their first child, Grace, was born in September 1994, she made the decision to be a full-time mother and homemaker.
1996 36 Years Old Her son Max was born in 1996. … Read More


2002 42 Years Old In 2002, at age 42, Kennedy was diagnosed with lung cancer. … Read More
2009 49 Years Old On August 12, 2009, Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on behalf of her father at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Her father died 13 days later; he had been diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2008.


2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2011, Kennedy wrote an article for The Boston Globe magazine about her father's influence on her and her family life with him growing up. … Read More
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