Who: John P Connell
When: 10 September 2015
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.