Mike Connors
American actor
Mike Connors
Mike Connors is an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. Before that, he had played a crime-fighting investigator in another CBS series, Tightrope.
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Mike Connors, B-Movie Actor Who Found Stardom On TV's 'Mannix,' Dead At 91
Huffington Post - 28 days
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Mike Connors, Principled Private Detective on 'Mannix,' Dies at 91 - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - 28 days
Hollywood Reporter Mike Connors, Principled Private Detective on 'Mannix,' Dies at 91 Hollywood Reporter As the heroic good guy on the CBS action series, he was among the highest-paid TV actors in the early 1970s. He played basketball for John Wooden at UCLA. Mike Connors, who took a punch as well as anyone while playing the good-guy private detective ... Mike Connors, Glass-Jawed Star of 'Mannix,' Dies at 91New York Times 'Mannix' star Mike Connors dies at 91Fox News Mike Connors Dies: 'Mannix' Star Was 91Deadline A.V. Club -EW.com -Variety -11alive.com all 35 news articles »
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Black Liberation: 9 Books Every Black Man Needs to Read
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The Psychology of Blacks One cannot seek liberation through alliance with ones oppressor. When the father of Black Psychology (Dr. Joe White) is speaking I suggest you pull up a chair and take notes. Psychological interventions used to liberate Black males cannot be founded on principles of domination and control. In contrast to some traditional western theories which promote mental fragmention and ignore the role of systematic oppression and spirituality in healthy functioning, Drs. Thomas Parham and Joe White assert the importance of emotional expression, mind-body-spirit holism, the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of confronting messages of dehumanization (MAAFA) in their comprehensive psychological theory of African descent individuals. This is a critical read for practitioners desiring to work with Black people and for any individual interested in understanding what constitutes optimal living for individuals of African descent. Black Sexual Politics ...
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Frightway to Stardom (Part II)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Charles Bronson as a mute assisting a demented sculptor! Mike Connors as a gangster trying to assume control after a nuclear war! Nancy Davis as a woman combatting a possessed doctor! These are three more celebs who began their climb to fame and fortune on a veritable "Frightway to Stardom": Charles Bronson: Billed under his given name, Charles Buchinsky, he portrayed Igor, a malicious mute who assisted a disfigured sculptor (Vincent Price, star of innumerable horror films, such as 1958's "House on Haunted Hill") in transmogrifying cadavers into wax exhibits in the celebrated 3-D horror entry, "House of Wax"(1953). Ruehl Fact: Director Andre de Toth, once married to blonde stunner Veronica Lake (star of 1942's "I Married A Witch"), could not appreciate the 3-D effects in "House of Wax" because he wore a patch over 1 eye! Carolyn Jones, one of the early victims in the film, became a "pod person" in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"(1956"), then achieved television i ...
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Klamath Tribes and feds exercise water rights
Fox News - over 3 years
Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised for the first time newly confirmed powers that put the American Indian tribes in the driver's seat over the use of water. Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor said Monday they were making what is known as a "call" on their water rights for rivers flowing into Upper Klamath Lake in Southern Oregon. The new powers were made possible by a March ruling of an administrative law judge confirming the tribes have the oldest water rights in the upper basin, and therefore first say over controlling it. The bureau's rights date to 1905.
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Raiders Scoreboard: Boys' Lax Wins Over TVL Foe Medfield
Dover-Sherborn Patch - almost 5 years
Raiders Spring Sports Scoreboard: Team (Record) Last Game Next Game Baseball (6-3) Beat Holliston, 3-2, April 26.  Walker Littlehale pitched 6 innings and gave up  2 runs, 1 earned, and struck out five. Grant Keefe went 2-3 with a double in the win. Monday, April 30 at Millis, 3:45 p.m. Softball (2-5) Lost to Holliston, 14-0, Thursday, April 26. Monday, April 30 at Millis, 3:45 p.m. Boys' Lacrosse (10-2) Beat Medfield, 7-5, Friday night, April 27.   Tuesday, May 1 vs. Holliston, 3:45 p.m. Girls' Lacrosse (4-5) Lost, 14-7, on the road to Medfield, Friday, April 27, according to LaxPower.com. Monday, April 30 at Wayland, 3:30 p.m. Boys' Tennis (5-2) Defeated Holliston, 5-0, Thursday, April 26. Harry Stone, Christian Baker and Russ Daly all won their respective singles matches.  Mike Shaner and Nick Barbier won first doubles in straight sets. Stefano Barbie and Alex Qian-Wang wo ...
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Bulbs.com Launches Free Shipping Program - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
"Our customers have spoken - they want to see us offer free shipping," says Bulbs.com CEO Mike Connors. "Our Foresee® customer satisfaction data continues to tell us that customers see a lot of value in a free shipping program
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Bigger, stronger, faster: Norcom back ready to run - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
(Brad Vest | The Virginian-Pilot) By Mike Connors Norcom's Chavelle Atkins racked up big numbers last season on the way to earning Eastern District Offensive Player of the Year honors. But it's not those statistics - 1012 yards and eight touchdowns
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Staying course at Drexel pays off for Flint, Dragons - CBSSports.com
Google News - over 5 years
(Getty Images) "Everywhere I went, I heard it," added Drexel assistant Mike Connors. "It was crazy." Calipari had reached out to his former assistant from back in their heyday at UMass, selling the idea that Flint could come to Lexington for a couple
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Good Morning! - KWTX
Google News - over 5 years
Actor Mike Connors is 86. Game show host Jim Lange is 79. Actress Lori Nelson is 78. Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 76. Actor Jim Dale is 76. Actress Pat Priest is 75. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is 73. US Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.,
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Electric car charging stations coming to downtown - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
The stations are part of the Get Ready Tampa Bay initiative, a regional partnership that aims to prepare cities for the widespread use of electric vehicles in the near future, said Mike Connors, the city's public works administrator
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PHOTO GALLERY: Golfers Tee It Up at City Open - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
City residents Mike Connors, Chuck Iliff, Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio and City Champion Zhiwei Fu . Courtesy RedGate Golf Course. RedGate Golf Course hosted a field of 96 golfers for the 41 st Annual Rockville Open and City Championship on
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Connors
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 62
    Connors played Air Force Colonel Harrison "Hack" Peters in Herman Wouk's 1988 World War II-based miniseries War and Remembrance.
    More Details Hide Details In 1969, Connors won a Golden Globe for his role as Joe Mannix on Mannix.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 45
    Connors was able to work with his boss on-screen during a cross-promotion episode of Ball's Here's Lucy series in 1971, showing his skill at comedy.
    More Details Hide Details The episode, which opened Lucy's fourth season, is entitled "Lucy and Mannix are Held Hostage". This was notable as the first episode shot at Universal Studios, after Ball ceased producing her program at Paramount Studios.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 39
    In 1965, he co-starred in one of Robert Redford's earliest film roles, a World War II black comedy, Situation Hopeless...
    More Details Hide Details But Not Serious alongside Sir Alec Guinness. Connors later took the starring roles in Tightrope! (1959–1960), Mannix (1967–1975), and Today's F.B.I. (1981–1982). Mannix was originally produced by Desilu Productions (later absorbed by Paramount Television). Then-president Lucille Ball pushed for CBS to keep the show on air after a lackluster first season in the ratings. This move enabled the show to become a long-running hit for the network.
  • 1964
    Age 38
    In 1964, Connors appeared in a pinch-hit role for Raymond Burr as attorney Joe Kelly in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Bullied Bowler".
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  • 1963
    Age 37
    Later, he was cast in the episode, "The Aerialist", of the anthology series, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. In 1963, he guest-starred as Jack Marson in the episode "Shadow of the Cougar" on the NBC modern Western series, Redigo, starring Richard Egan.
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  • 1958
    Age 32
    In 1958, Connors appeared in the title role of the episode "Simon Pitt", the series finale of the NBC Western Jefferson Drum, starring Jeff Richards as a frontier newspaper editor.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in another NBC Western series, The Californians. That same year, Connors was cast as Miles Borden, a corrupt US Army lieutenant bitter over his $54 monthly pay, on NBC's Wagon Train in the episode "The Dora Gray Story", with Linda Darnell in the title role. About this time, he also appeared on an episode of NBC's Western series Cimarron City. Connors appeared in other syndicated series: The Silent Service, based on true stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy; Sheriff of Cochise, set in and about Bisbee, Arizona; Whirlybirds, an aviation adventure series; and Rescue 8, based on stories of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An episode of Studio 57 starring Connors and titled "Getaway Car" was proposed as a pilot for a series about the CHP to be called Motorcycle Cop. Connors also co-starred (as the villain) in the classic 1956 Roger Corman sci-fi film, The Day The World Ended, and also co-starred in Roger Corman's Swamp Women that same year.
  • 1957
    Age 31
    He guest-starred in two Rod Cameron syndicated crime dramas, City Detective and the Western-themed State Trooper, and played the villain in the first episode filmed (but second one aired) of ABC's smash hit Maverick opposite James Garner in 1957.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 29
    He appeared in numerous television series, including the co-starring role in the 1955 episode "Tomas and the Widow" of the NBC Western anthology series Frontier.
    More Details Hide Details He guest-starred on the early sitcoms, Hey, Jeannie! and The People's Choice.
  • 1953
    Age 27
    He appeared on the Los Angeles CBS station as "Touch" Connors in an episode of Jukebox Jury before the program went national via ABC in 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Connors is credited in his early films, such as Island in the Sky (1953), Swamp Women (Swamp Diamonds), Five Guns West (1955), The Day the World Ended (1955), Shake, Rattle and Rock (1956), and Flesh and the Spur (1957) as "Touch Connors". Connors recalled in an interview that he was renamed by Henry Willson, saying that "Ohanian" was too close to the actor George O'Hanlon and came up with "Touch Connors". His film career started in the early 1950s. Connors was cast in the critically acclaimed John Wayne film, Island in the Sky in which he was a crewman on one of the search-and-rescue planes. In 1956, still billed as Touch Connors, he played an Amalekite herder in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston.
  • 1949
    Age 23
    Connors married Mary Lou Willey in 1949; together they have a son, Matthew Gunner Ohanian, and a daughter, Dana Lou Connors.
    More Details Hide Details Connors lives with his wife in Encino, California.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1925
    Born
    Of Armenian descent, Connors was born Kreker J. Ohanian in Fresno, California in 1925.
    More Details Hide Details He was an avid basketball player in high school, who was nicknamed "Touch" by his teammates. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Forces. After the war, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles on a basketball scholarship, where he played under coach John Wooden. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Director William A. Wellman got him into acting after noticing his expressive face while Connors was playing basketball.
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