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Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 9, 1936
DiedMarch 6, 2013, Halton Hills, Canada
SpouseLena Welsh


Thomas Charles “Tom” Connors, OC (February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013), better known by his stage name Stompin’ Tom Connors, was a Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter. His songs have been heard across Canada and have been covered by other artists. He received numerous honours and awards, including the Order of Canada.

Connors was born on February 9, 1936, in Saint John, New Brunswick. His parents were both of Irish descent. He was the youngest of 10 children. His father, Tom Sr., was a fiddle player and his mother, Jennie (née McGrath), was a piano player. The family moved to Timmins, Ontario, in the 1940s to work in the area’s mines.

Connors began his musical career busking on the streets of Timmins. He later hitchhiked across Canada, performing in bars and clubs. In 1964, he recorded his first single, “The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done”. His first album, Stompin’ Tom and the Hockey Song, was released in 1967.

Connors became well known for his patriotic songs, including “The Hockey Song”, “The Canadian Way”, and “The Maple Leaf Forever”. He also wrote songs about the working class and the Canadian prairies. In 1970, he released his most successful album, Bud the Spud, which included the song “Bud the Spud”, about a trucker from New Brunswick.

Connors retired from performing in 1978 but returned in 1996 with a new album, The Way I Feel. He continued to release new albums and tour until his death in 2013.

Connors was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996 and was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2002. In 2013, he was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Connors had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. His salary and earnings were not made public.

Connors was married to Lena Welsh from 1960 to 1963. They had one child together, Tom Jr. Connors was married to Mary Murphy from 1967 to 1972. They had two children together, Tom Jr. and Mary. Connors was married to Jeannie Murphy from 1972 until his death in 2013. They had three children together, Tom Jr., Mary, and Jennifer.

General Info

Full NameStompin' Tom Connors
Date Of BirthFebruary 9, 1936
DiedMarch 6, 2013, Halton Hills, Canada
Place Of BirthSaint John, Canada
ProfessionSinger-songwriter
NationalityCanadian

Family

SpouseLena Welsh
ParentsIsabel Connors, Thomas Joseph Sullivan
SiblingsMarie Connors

Accomplishments

AwardsJuno Award for Best Country Male Artist, Juno Award for Country Album of the Year
NominationsJuno Award for Folk Artist of the Year, Juno Award for Best Male Artist
MoviesThis Is Stompin' Tom

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Movies

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel1999TV Movie first assistant director
Hard Time: The Premonition1999TV Movie first assistant director
Hard Time1998TV Movie first assistant director
Everything That Rises1998TV Movie first assistant director
The Maker1997first assistant director
Texas1994TV Movie first assistant director
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel1994TV Movie first assistant director
Bandit: Bandit Bandit1994TV Movie first assistant director
Beverly Hills, 902101992-1993TV Series first assistant director - 14 episodes
Pretty Hattie's Baby1991first assistant director
Follow Your Heart1990TV Movie first assistant director
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache1990TV Movie first assistant director
Alien Nation1989TV Series first assistant director - 2 episodes
Quantum Leap1989TV Series first assistant director - 5 episodes
China Beach1988TV Series first assistant director - 1 episode
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking1988first assistant director
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman1987TV Movie first assistant director - as Tom Connors III
Stillwatch1987TV Movie first assistant director
Body Slam1986first assistant director
The Fall Guy1981-1985TV Series first assistant director - 3 episodes
Cannonball Run II1984first assistant director
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983TV Series first assistant director - 1 episode
Stroker Ace1983first assistant director
Tex1982assistant director - as Tom Connors III
The Greatest American Hero1981TV Series first assistant director - 1 episode
Midnight Offerings1981TV Movie first assistant director - as Tom Connors III
Magnum, P.I.1980TV Series first assistant director - 2 episodes
Steel1979first assistant director
The Ultimate Impostor1979TV Movie assistant director - as Tom Connors III
Captain America1979TV Movie first assistant director - as Tom Connors III
Little Women1978TV Mini-Series first assistant director - 1 episode
The Six Million Dollar ManTV Series assistant director - 31 episodes, 1974 - 1978 director - 2 episodes, 1977 associate director - 1 episode, 1975
The Bionic Woman1976TV Series assistant director - 6 episodes
The UFO Incident1975TV Movie assistant director - as Tom Connors III
The Trial of Billy Jack1974assistant director - as Thomas J. Connors III
Man and Boy1971second assistant director - as Tom Connors III

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fall Guy1982-1986TV Series 3 episodes
The Bionic Woman1978TV Series 1 episode
The Six Million Dollar Man1977-1978TV Series 3 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Boy and His Dog1975associate producer

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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