The Kennedy Curse is the name given to the untimely deaths and grave injuries of many of Joseph Kennedy's family members. Kennedy had nine children, but four died young. Another was unnecessarily lobotomized and spent her whole life institutionalized.
Kennedy's grandchildren and great-grandchildren have also had a number of misfortunes, with several dying young and others having accidents, being diagnosed with cancer, or enduring scandals. Skeptics of the "curse of the Kennedys" point to the unusually large size of the family, the large number of Kennedys with no misfortunes, and the fact that many were involved in high-risk professions as reasons why so many of them have fallen victim to addiction and scandal.
Here are some of the facts behind the Kennedy Curse - and the people it's affected.
Rosemary Kennedy Was Lobotomized
Joseph Kennedy, Jr. Was Killed During WWII
Kathleen Kennedy Perished In A Plane Crash In 1948
John And Jackie Kennedy Lost Two Children At Birth
John F. Kennedy Was Assassinated In 1963
The Misfortunes Of Ted Kennedy