Courtney Kennedy Hill

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.

Courtney Kennedy-Hill
Born Mary Courtney Kennedy
September 9, 1956 (age 62)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Jeffrey Robert Ruhe
(m. 1980; div. 1990)

Paul Michael Hill
(m. 1993; separated 2006)
Children 1
Parent(s) Robert F. Kennedy
Ethel Kennedy
Family Kennedy


Through her job at the Children's Television Workshop, she met ABC sports producer Jeffrey Robert Ruhe (born 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 married Paul Michael Hill (born 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. The couple have one daughter, Saoirse Roisin Hill (born May 22, 1997 in Washington D.C.). The couple lived in Ireland from 2002 to 2006. In February 2006, they legally separated.[2]


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

Personal life

Hill lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

See also


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

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