Curse of the Kennedys; John F Kennedy Died November 22, 1963
Reid, Melanie, Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
JOHN F Kennedy Junior iwas born a prince, the itall, dark and handsome heir to America's equivalent of the Royal Family.
His family was blessed with wealth, good looks, splendour - and the kind of power that defied description.
But with the blessing came the infamous "curse of the Kennedys" - which has blighted the dynasty for decades.
The little boy known as "John John" had to bury his assassinated father, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, on his third birthday.
Millions wept as he stood to attention beside his mother and his sister Caroline and stiffly saluted the coffin.
As the family was rocked by a growing litany of extraordinary tragedies over the years, public fascination with John grew.
He, it seemed, was the charmed one, the one who would survive the curse.
Last night, America was stunned at his tragic death in a plane crash - the latest calamity to hit a family who seem fated to live lives of tragedy.
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Publication information: Article title: Curse of the Kennedys; John F Kennedy Died November 22, 1963. Contributors: Reid, Melanie - Author. Newspaper title: Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: July 18, 1999. Page number: 36. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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