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Merrill Connally (1921–2001)

Merrill Connally was born on April 9, 1921 in Floresville, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Rush (1991) and The Sugarland Express (1974). He died on September 4, 2001 in Floresville. See full bio »

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Rush Defense Attorney
The Sugarland Express
The Sugarland Express Mr. Vern Looby
Alamo: The Price of Freedom


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 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)
Father Lovewell
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Father Lovewell
 1991 Rush
Defense Attorney
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie)
Judge Bolen
 1979 The Girls in the Office (TV Movie)
Extra (uncredited)
 1974 The Sugarland Express
Mr. Vern Looby (as Merrill L. Connally)
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 1977 V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #7.4 (1977) ... Himself
 1956 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Contestant
- Episode dated 12 August 1956 (1956) ... Himself - Contestant

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Merrill L. Connally

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