The 1960s prime-time soap opera star, Tim O'Connor, has passed away. He died Thursday but his death was not revealed until Friday. He was 90 years old.
The cause of his death was cancer, according to his stepson Garth Kant.
O'Connor is best known for his character has the newspaperman Elliot Carson in the 1960s soap opera "Peyton Place." However, he began his acting career in the late 1950s in shows such as "The DuPont Show of the Month," and "Sunday Showcase."
During the next 40 years, he appeared in several shows with different genres including, "M.A.S.H.," "The Twilight Zone," Gunsmoke," Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The Dukes of Hazzard."
In the 1970s he is known for is recurring roles such as Dr. Elias Huer in the fictional show, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century." He had extended parts in "General Hospital" and "Dynasty."
O'Connor was born on June 3, 1927, in Chicago. He served his country stateside in the Navy during the World War II, then went to the Goodman Theater in Chicago to study acting.
O'Connor is survived by his wife Sheila MacLurg O'Conner and his son Timothy O'Connor and his three stepsons.
Please keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time.
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