An actor best known for his work on a live TV show has died. The AP reports that John Connell died Thursday in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 91.
Connell, a decorated World War II veteran, starred on the live soap “Young Doctor Malone,” playing Dr. David Malone. The show aired on television from 1958-1963 following a long run on radio going back to 1939.
Connell also had a number of other TV credits over the years, including appearances on “Kraft Theatre,” “Goodyear Playhouse” and “East Side/West Side” along with the early TV series “Captain Video and His Video Rangers.”
“After serving in the war as a radio operator and waist gunner, he turned to acting,” the AP reports. “Over the course of his career, the Philadelphia native performed on Broadway, on television and in films including ‘Three Days of the Condor.’ He also did promotional voice work on the radio and television for companies like American Airlines and Ford.”
Connell was a member of the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild for 13 years.