Hollywood Actor John P Connell died

He was best known as the star of the daytime TV drama Young Dr Malone.

Created On: Sep 12, 2015 09:05 ISTModified On: Sep 12, 2015 09:37 IST

Hollywood actor John P Connell passed away on 10 September 2015 following brief illness in Los Angeles. He was 91. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.

He was best known as the star of the daytime TV drama Young Dr Malone. Connell was also an amazing television writer, playwright and prolific commercial voiceover artist.

Born in Philadelphia, Connell entered into the show business on Broadway in Time Limit and Uncle Willie and with the national company of Picnic. Connell also worked on other live TV broadcasts including Studio One in Hollywood, Kraft Theatre, You Are There and Goodyear Playhouse.

Before joining the show business, Connell was a radio operator and waist gunner with the Army Air Forces during World War II, where he received five battle stars and a Purple Heart. It is after the war that he turned to acting.

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