Mike Connors, ‘Mannix’ Star, Dies at 91

Mike Connors, ‘Mannix’ Star, Dies at 91

LOS ANGELES — Mike Connors, who starred as a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running television series “Mannix,” has died. He was 91.

The actor died surrounded by family Thursday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital from complications of leukemia that had been diagnosed a week earlier, said his son-in-law, Mike Condon.

“Mannix” ran for eight years on CBS beginning in 1967. Viewers were intrigued by the tall, smartly dressed, well-spoken detective who could mix it up with the burliest of thugs and leap on the hood of a racing car to prevent an escape. Episodes normally climaxed with a brawl that left the culprits bruised and beaten.

MANNIX, Mike Connors, 1967-75Mike Connors

Mike Connors was an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. Connors’ acting career spanned six decades; in addition to his work on television, he appeared in numerous films

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Mike Connors
Mannix – 1967-1975
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Born: August 15, 1925, Fresno, CA
Died: January 26, 2017, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA
Height: 6′ 2″
Spouse: Marylou Connors (m. 1949–2017)
Children: Dana Lee Connors, Matthew Gunner Ohanion

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