Actor Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in 1960s and 1970s TV show “Mannix”, has passed away at the age of 91 in Tarzana, California.

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.

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