Mike Connors, the actor’s iconic series of american tv of the 60s and 70s Mannix died at the age of 91 years in the United States.
Joe Mannix, the famous private detective of the tv series of the same name, whose 8 seasons were broadcast between 1967 and 1975, has died. Or rather, the one who embodied on-screen : Mike Connors. The actor tv american the best paid of the 1970s, died Thursday at Tarzana in California, at the age of 91 years. According to Variety, which cites his son-in-law, he had been diagnosed very recently with leukemia.
With his athletic ability (he was originally a basketball player at UCLA), his look dark and action-quasi-permanent in the series, where he was often to break the figure and even hurt by a bullet, but always for the good cause, and Mike Connors has embodied one of the first major private television. At the time, the series had even been found to be very violent. Questioned about this in 2011, the actor had replied that “compared to the standards today, we were very wise.”
Physical, athletic look ténébeux Mike Connors embodied the archetype of the vindicator (DR)
The lovers of beautiful bodies were also served with this series. Mannix, the vindicator, has led to legendary cars like the Plymouth Barracuda 1970 or Dodge Challenger, 1974.
Mike Connors has received four Emmy nominations from 1970 to 1973 and six Golden Globe from 1970 to 1975, but he has not won a prize, given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1970. The series, Mannix was also the scene of his charming secretary, Peggy (Gail Fischer), who was one of the first actresses afro-american from the small screen in the United States.
in Addition to Mannix, who was his role as the most famous, he has also played in other series such as Tightrope (1959-60) or Today’s FBI (1981-82), and he appeared in ” The Untouchables “, ” The man who falls to-peak “, ” The love boat “. In cinema, he has been seen in “Island in the Sky” (1953) with John Wayne and “The Ten Commandments” (1956) with Charlton Heston. Of Armenian origin, Mike Connors, his real name, Krekor Ohanian was born in Fresno California. Married, he was the father of two children. He was also the cousin of the singer franco-Armenian Charles Aznavour.
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