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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 May 1955The Bronx, New York, USA
Birth NameConcetta Sellecchia
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Connie Sellecca was born on May 25, 1955 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Concetta Sellecchia. She is an actress and producer, known for Hotel (1983), The Greatest American Hero (1981) and Flying High (1978). She has been married to John Tesh since April 4, 1992. They have one child. She was previously married to Gil Gerard.

Spouse (2)

John Tesh (4 April 1992 - present) (1 child)
Gil Gerard (28 October 1979 - 1987) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

She has two children: son, Gib Gerard, with ex-husband, Gil Gerard, of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) fame; and daughter, Prima Tesh, with husband John Tesh, composer and former co-host of Entertainment Tonight (1981). Prima, who was born in 1994, was named for Connie's late father, Primo Sellecchia. She's of Italian origin.
Former lingerie and fashion model.
When she first met her future husband John Tesh, he had never watched her TV series Hotel (1983), but he had seen every single episode of The Greatest American Hero (1981).
Prior to her second marriage to John Tesh, they had a traditional courtship, no sex or living together until their wedding night and dated seriously for 2 years.
Friend of Teri Garr.
Auditioned for the titular lead in Galaxina (1980) and was seriously considered by the filmmakers as an ideal choice to portray the role. 1979 "Playboy" Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten ultimately got the part in the long run.
Best remembered by the public for her role as Christine Francis on Hotel (1983).
According to a TV Guide article published during her role on The Greatest American Hero (1981), she was fond of playing bizarre practical jokes, usually involving faking her own suicide or death. Reportedly, then-husband Gil Gerard, got so used to coming home and finding her lying in a pool of fake blood, he developed a critiquing system for her.

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