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Windsor Star (12/Dec/1988) - Cancer claims Christopher Connelly



Cancer claims Christopher Connelly

BURBANK, Calif. (AP)

Christopher Connelly, who starred in the television series Peyton Place and Paper Moon, died of cancer at his home, his agent said. He was 47.

Agent Tom Korman said Connelly died late last week. The actor was featured as Norman Harrington for five seasons in the romantic drama Peyton Place, the first of the prime-time serials.

He was also seen as a guest star in several television dramas, most frequently in Police Story.

In the series Paper Moon, he recreated the role of con-man Moses (Moze) Pray, originated by Ryan O'Neal in the film of the same name.

Connelly's first professional credits included the television series The Eleventh Hour, Sam Benedict, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Mr. Novak and Gunsmoke. He also had roles in The Lieutenant, My Three Sons and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

He appeared in 450 episodes of Peyton Place, which also started the careers of Mia Farrow and O'Neal. He also starred in European Westerns.

Connelly is survived by two sons, Joseph, 11, and Daniel, 9.