Friday, January 27, 2017

Macho star Mike Connors star of Mannix dead at 91

 Public Domain

Mike Connors was stupendous as Mannix and I was a big fan of his detectives show when I was kid. 
All my friends watched him and we loved his fight scenes.  We thought he was just the coolest dude on TV.  91 years is a damn good run.  Rest in peace, Mike! 
NBC News reports 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.

More here

Back when men were men!