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Overview (3)

Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Beverly Hills, California, USA  (complications from heart problems)
Birth NameConstance Faith Hines

Mini Bio (1)

Connie Hines was born on March 24, 1931 in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA as Constance Faith Hines. She was an actress, known for Mister Ed (1958), Thunder in Carolina (1960) and Sea Hunt (1958). She was married to Lee Savin. She died on December 18, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Lee Savin (29 September 1970 - 20 January 1995) ( his death)
? (? - 1950) ( divorced)

Trivia (12)

Retired in the '60s. With her now deceased ex-husband as a producer, she hosted a cable television show about animal rescue.
She considered her stint on Mister Ed (1958) as nothing more than a steady paycheck, since the story lines focused on the relationship between Wilbur and Mister Ed.
After auditioning for the role of Carol in Mister Ed (1958), she waited for the phone call from her agent and the producers at a gas station, because she didn't have a phone in her apartment yet.
Born into a show-business family, she caught the acting bug when she appeared on stage in "Life with Father", playing the role of Mary, with her father in the title role.
She retired to Dana Point, CA, in 1989 on the recommendation of her Mister Ed (1958) co-star Alan Young, who had been living there. She hosted a local cable-access show about animals, interviewing veterinarians and animal behaviorists and offering animals for adoption.
Her second husband, Lee Savin, was an entertainment lawyer and producer. He died in 1995.
Her first husband was an insurance agent. They moved to Jacksonville, FL, where she worked as a model and radio/theatre actress.
Attended Dedham High School until her graduation in 1948. She was voted the "most popular" girl in her school. She also tried out for a part in the senior class play, but did not get it. She dated the captain of the football team and was class secretary.
Working with a Miami theatre company, she moved to New York after her divorce from her first husband and trained with the Helen Hayes Equity Group in the 1950s.
Was one of four children born to an actress mother and a Boston-based teacher/acting coach father. As a child, she appeared in many of her father's stock-company plays.
She learned that a major studio was interested in her when she was the reigning champion as a contestant on Dotto (1958). Host Jack Narz gave her a telegram with the news while on the air.
As stated in her obituary, she considered her most important line "Mr. Ed" (1958) to be, "Honey, lunch is ready".

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