Skip to comments.Tim O'Connor, Star on 'Peyton Place' and 'Buck Rogers,' Dies at 90
Posted on 04/13/2018 3:57:19 PM PDT by C19fan
Tim O'Connor, the busy character actor who portrayed Elliot Carson, Mia Farrow's father and Dorothy Malone's husband, on more than 400 episodes of the 1960s ABC primetime soap Peyton Place, has died. He was 90. O'Connor died April 5 at his home in Nevada City, California, The Union newspaper reported. O'Connor also starred as Dr. Elias Huer on the 1979-81 NBC sci-fi series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, starring Gil Gerard, and on a memorable 1975 episode of All in the Family, he guest-starred as a former sweetheart of Edith's (Jean Stapleton) from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who's interested in rekindling their childhood romance.
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The only thing I remember about that Buck Rogers is Erin Gray...
RIP Tim O'Connor.
I used to watch Peyton Place when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t supposed to, but I was a latchkey kid with no supervision, so... that and Dark Shadows.
Read about this on James Garner’s FB page earlier today. O’Connor was one of the many familiar faces that appeared on Rockford as well as the other shows he did.
Who designed Twiki?
I don’t know if it was Erin Gray or Lynda Carter that made me realize that I really, really dig hot women for some reason when I was around 11 years old :-).
It was Erin Carter and Lynda Gray that did it for me.
Here’s a little-known fact for ya, Sammy: Twiki was played by Felix Silla, the actor under all that hair as Cousin Itt in “The Addams Family.”
I never watched Peyton Place or Buck Rogers, but I certainly remember his face. He did quite a lot of TV.
Ninety is, as the British say, “a good innings.”
Bidibidibidi, whats up Buck???
Uhhhhh never mind
RIP, Mr. O’Connor.
I thought he was in several Twilight Zone episodes, but according to the list only one, I guess one was enough to make an impression.
Enjoyed his work. RIP.
I'm sorry I ever laid eyes on that filthy book and read it. It does not have any redeeming value whatsoever. It left me feeling down.
After that, I was never interested in the TV series. I don't care if it is realism or not. It can be portrayed in a different manner imo.
I looked it up, and the author died at age 39 from liver disease.
There is other best-seller stuff I read which I look back on as the sole purpose was to be sensational or sensuous. Maybe I'm being too hard on some of it but I went back a century or so and found literature which had a moral lesson (whether intended by the author or not). Some was borderline.
Incidententally Colleen McCullough wrote an obscure novel called Tim. A movie was made of that, a sleeper to me at least, starring Piper Laurie and Mel Gibson. It was done well but it touched on a subject that ended "awkwardly". Sigh.
Now I'll have to think about my past reading and movie tastes. GTWT had some really tragic parts and romantic scenes, but I can't put my finger on why I feel better about reading that. Probably an easy answer while I give it more thought is it never made me feel dragged through the gutter and inspired compassion and sorrow for the characters.
Buck Rogers I saw.
Tim was in lots of stuff and I liked the guy.
Only thing I remember about Elliot Carson in Peyton Place is that when he came out of prison he didn’t remember how to do a necktie knot. Can’t decide whether to feel proud or ashamed of that.
Condolences to family and friends of Tim O’Connor. R.I.P., sir.
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