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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 April 1921Floresville, Texas, USA
Date of Death 4 September 2001Floresville, Texas, USA  (lung cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Trivia (6)

Brother of Texas governor John Connally; brother-in-law of Nellie Connally.
During the filming of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), he was known on the roll-call sheets as "The American Eagle" because of his shock of white hair and his authoritarian demeanor. In fact, director 'Steven Spielberg (I)' was so impressed with the way he spoke that he kept taking lines of dialogue from other actors to give to him.
Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Texas, USA.
Was a delegate to the 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Uncle of Sharon Connally, Mark M. Connally, John B. Connally III and Kathleen Connally.
"What's My Line?" Occupation (1956): Peanut Farmer.

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