~Bobby Connelly~

Born: April 4, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: July 5, 1922 in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, USA
~Biography~
"A clever, manly little chap, earnest in manner and possessed of that frankness of extreme youth," as
his publicity proclaimed, Bobby Connolly (born Robert Joseph Connolly) was arguably the pioneer
Vitagraph company's most popular performer in the early to mid-1910s. From a family of
vaudevillians (his sister Helen followed him into films), little master Connolly made his screen debut
at the age of three with Kalem in 1912 but enjoyed his greatest success in Vitagraph's "Sonny Jim"
(1915) and "Bobby" (1917) series, both written especially for him. Connolly, who publicly claimed a
preference for roles that required him to use crutches, was born with an enlarged heart, an affliction
that indirectly caused his death at the young age of 13 in 1922. He should not be confused with the
later choreographer of the same name.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Wildness of Youth (1922) .... Teddy Wesley
A Wide Open Town (1922) .... Gov. Talbot as a boy
The Old Oaken Bucket (1921) .... The Boy
The Greatest Love (1920) .... Child
The Sin That Was His (1920) (uncredited)
Humoresque (1920) .... Leon Kantor (child)
The Flapper (1920) .... King Jr
A Child for Sale (1920) .... Walter Stoddard
Other Men's Shoes (1920) .... 'Doady'

The Unpardonable Sin (1919) .... Boy Scout
Reclaimed: The Struggle for a Soul Between Love and Hate (1919) .... Amorita, age 8
What Love Forgives (1919) .... David as a boy
The Road Through the Dark (1918) .... Georges
Financing the Fourth (1918)
Out of a Clear Sky (1918) .... Bill
The Seal of Silence (1918) .... Undetermined Role
A Youthful Affair (1918)
Beyond the Law (1918)
Gas Logic (1918) .... Mr. & Mrs. Drew's son
Bobby the Magician (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby Takes a Wife (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby's Country Adventure (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby to the Rescue (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby's Bravery (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby and the Home Defense (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby, Boy Scout (1917) .... Bobby
Bobby, Movie Director (1917) .... Bobby
The Soul Master (1917) .... Undetermined Role
When Bobby Broke His Arm (1917) .... Bobby
Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917) .... Little Boy
Intrigue (1917) .... Grand Duke
Her Right to Live (1917) .... Jimmy Biggs
Just What Bobby Wanted (1917) .... Bobby
A Prince in a Pawnshop (1916) .... Bobby
Fathers of Men (1916) .... Robert as a child
The Man Behind the Curtain (1916) .... Undetermined Role
The Suspect (1916) .... Jack
The Law Decides (1916) .... Bobby Wharton
The Rookie (1916/II)
Salvation Joan (1916) .... Bobby Ellison
Her Bad Quarter of an Hour (1916)
The Writing on the Wall (1916) .... Harry Lawrence
From Out of the Past (1916) .... Jack - as a Child
Britton of the Seventh (1916) .... Bobby
The Faith of Sonny Jim (1915) .... Sonny Jim
Sonny Jim's First Love Affair (1915) .... Sonny Jim
One Plus One Equals One (1915)
Sonny Jim and the Family Party (1915) .... Sonny Jim
Sonny Jim and the Great American Game (1915) .... Sonny Jim
The Turn of the Road (1915) .... Jack King
A Case of Eugenics (1915)
To Cherish and Protect (1915) .... Bobby Crane
The Prince in Disguise (1915)
The Third Party (1915)
Old Good for Nuthin' (1915)
Sonny Jim and the Amusement Company, Ltd. (1915) .... Sonny Jim
The Tigress (1915) .... Ivan Petrona - Nelga's Adopted Son, Age 7
Following the Scent (1915)
The White and Black Snowball (1915)
The Hand of God (1915)
Sonny Jim at the Mardi Gras (1915) .... Sonny Jim
When a Feller's Nose Is Out of Joint (1915) .... Sonny Jim
Sonny Jim and the Valentine (1915) .... Sonny Jim
Easy Money (1915/II) .... Bobby Sterling - the Son
... aka "Stage Money" - USA (alternative title)
The Island of Regeneration (1915) .... John Charnock Jr., as a child
Chiefly Concerning Males (1915) .... Sonny Jim
The Knight Before Christmas (1914) .... Sonny Jim
The Professor's Romance (1914) .... The Widow's Son
A Cause for Thanksgiving (1914) .... Sonny Jim
The Cave Dwellers (1914) .... Sonny Boy
Goodbye Summer (1914) .... An Artist
Kill or Cure (1914)
The Heart of Sonny Jim (1914) .... Sonny Jim
The House on the Hill (1914)
The Little Captain (1914) .... Sonny Jim
The Circus and the Boy (1914) .... Sonny Jim
Happy-Go-Lucky (1914)
The 'Bear' Facts (1914) .... Sonny Jim
Sonny Jim at the North Pole (1914) .... Sonny Jim
An Easter Lily (1914) .... Sonny Jim
'Fraid Cat (1914) .... Sonny Jim
The Idler (1914/I)
How Cissy Made Good (1914) .... Himself
An Officer and a Gentleman (1914)
The Drudge (1914) .... Bobby Briggs
Sonny Jim in Search of a Mother (1914) .... Sonny Jim
Love's Sunset (1913)
Grandfather (1913) .... The Grandchild
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