Obituaries


FILE - This Jan. 15, 1997 file photo, actor Mike Connors, right, appears with actor Dick Van Dyke during an episode of the television show "Diagnosis Murder," in Los Angeles. Connors, who played a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running TV series "Mannix," has died at age 91. His son-in-law, Mike Condon, says the actor died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2017, at a Los Angeles hospital from recently-diagnosed leukemia. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

“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.