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 Bobby Connelly

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Bobby Connelly

  • Birth 4 Apr 1909 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 5 Jul 1922 Lynbrook, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Burial Elmont, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 9, Division 4, Plot 54, Row 4, grave 1
  • Memorial ID 42325997

Child star of silent films. The son of vaudevillians, Robert Joseph Connelly, nicknamed "Bobby" entered films with Kalem in 1913. The following year he was under contract with Vitagraph where he made dozens of short productions. The curly haired moppet starred in the "Bobby" and "Sonny Jim" series and enjoyed great popularity. After departed Vitagraph, he played child parts at many other studios, receiving rave reviews for his performance in "Humoresque" (1920). For unknown reasons, Bobby developed chronic endocarditis at age eight. In spite of it, he continued to work. Shortly after completing "Wildness of Youth" (1922), he fell seriously ill and died at home several days later. His sister, Helen Connelly, was also a child actress. BIO PROVIDED BY: Jim Trottier.


  • Created by: TLS
  • Added: 24 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42325997
  • Josiah Jones
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Connelly (4 Apr 1909–5 Jul 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42325997, citing Saint Boniface Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by TLS (contributor 372) .