Mike Connors

Mike Connors

About Mike Connors

Mike Connors

Mike Connors

August 15, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Place of Birth    :   Fresno, California, USA
Also Known As    :   Touch Connors, Michael Connors, Jay Connors, Touch Jay Connors
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Krekor Ohanian (August 15, 1925 – January 26, 2017), known professionally as Mike Connors, was an American actor best known for playing private detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series Mannix from 1967 to 1975, a role which earned him a Golden Globe Award in 1970, the first of six straight nominations, as well as four consecutive Emmy nominations from 1970 to 1973. Connors was an avid basketball player in high school, nicknamed "Touch" by his teammates. During World War II, he served as an enlisted man in the United States Army Air Forces.[3] After the war, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles on both a basketball scholarship and the G.I. Bill, where he played under coach John Wooden. Connors went to law school, where he studied to become an attorney, taking after his father. Connors's film career started in the early 1950s, when he made his acting debut in a supporting role opposite Joan Crawford and Jack Palance in the thriller Sudden Fear (1952). Connors married Mary Lou Willey on September 10, 1949, when they were both UCLA students. They had two children, a son, Matthew Gunnar Ohanian, and a daughter, Dana Lee Connors. Connors died in Tarzana, California, at the age of 91 on January 26, 2017, a week after being diagnosed with leukemia. CLR