Sellecca, Connie 1955- (Connie Selleca)

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Sellecca, Connie 1955- (Connie Selleca)


Original name, Concetta Sellecchia; born May 25, 1955, in the Bronx, New York, NY; daughter of Primo and Ann Sellecchia; married Gil Gerard (an actor), October 28, 1979 (divorced, 1987); married John Tesh (a musician, composer, and television personality), April 4, 1992; children: (first marriage) Gilbert Vincent (Gib); (second marriage) Prima. Education: Attended Boston College. Religion: Christian.


Actress. Worked as a model; appeared in advertisements and infomercials. Sellecca Solution (skin care product line), co-creator; also affiliated with a line of clothing and jewelry sold at Montgomery Ward; Mothers against Drunk Driving, Project MADD Ribbon campaign, national spokesperson, beginning 1987, also spokesperson for the MADD project The Key; Sellecca/Tesh Foundation for the Forgotten Generation (organization for the elderly), founder (with John Tesh), 1997; affiliated with the charity Operation Blessing (OB).


American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series—drama, 1987, for Hotel.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lisa Benton, Flying High, CBS, 1978-79.

Pamela "Pam" Williams, Beyond Westworld, CBS, 1980.

Pam Davidson Hinkley, The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981-83, 1986.

Christine Francis, Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1983-88.

Wanda Talbert/Danielle "Dani" Powell, P.S. I Luv You, CBS, 1991-92.

Dianne Benedict, Second Chances, CBS, 1993-94.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Erika Bernstein, Brotherhood of the Rose, NBC, 1989.

Ruby, People Like Us, NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jennie, The Bermuda Depths (also known as It Came Up from the Depths and Bamyuda no nazo), ABC, 1978.

Alix Goldman, She's Dressed to Kill (also known as Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models), NBC, 1979.

Dr. Wendy Day, Captain America II (also known as Captain America II: Death Too Soon and Death Too Soon), CBS, 1979.

Gloria Franklin, The Last Fling, ABC, 1987.

Karen Cardell, Downpayment on Murder, NBC, 1987.

Stephanie Powers, Turn back the Clock, NBC, 1989.

Mimi Tompkins, Miracle Landing, CBS, 1990.

Susan, A House of Secrets and Lies (also known as She Loved Too Much), CBS, 1992.

Helen Hollander, Passport to Murder, NBC, 1993.

Rebecca, She Led Two Lives, NBC, 1994.

Carolyn, A Holiday to Remember (also known as Christmas Love), CBS, 1995.

Joan Quinn, The Surrogate, ABC, 1995.

Sharon Blake, A Dangerous Affair, ABC, 1995.

Katherine Sorenson, Doomsday Rock (also known as Cosmic Shock and Asteroidenfeuer—Die Erede explodiert), Family Channel, 1997.

Monique D'Arcy, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, CBS, 1997.

Niamh "Neeve" Kearny, While My Pretty One Sleeps (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "While My Pretty One Sleeps"), Family Channel, 1997.

Sarah Slavin, Dangerous Waters (also known as Imminent Danger), Fox Family Channel, 1999.

Stephanie Carver, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (also known as Die Weihnachtsmann-Affaere, J'ai vu maman embrasser le pere Noel, La magia de Santa Claus, Le secret de maman, Mami kuesst den Weihnachtsmann, and Vi a Mama besando a Santa Claus), PAX TV, 2002.

Leslie Morgan, Anna's Dream, PAX TV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Celebrity Football Classic, ABC, 1979.

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, ABC, 1980.

Circus of the Stars #5, CBS, 1980.

The Love Boat Fall Preview Party, ABC, 1984.

Second Annual Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1990.

Host, Disney's Great American Celebration, CBS, 1991.

The 66th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1992.

Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992.

Host, We're Expecting, ABC, 1993.

Herself, John Tesh Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (also known as John Tesh Live at Red Rocks and Live at Red Rocks), PBS, 1995.

71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1997.

An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

Herself, A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter, ABC, 2003.

Herself, TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love, Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985.

Presenter, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The John Davidson Show, syndicated, 1982.

(As Connie Selleca) Sara Hawthorne Nevins, "Goodbye Sara," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1987.

Virginia Hill, "What's Up, Bugsy?," P.S. I Luv You, CBS, 1991.

Herself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 1993.

Herself, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1995, 1997.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Donna Mills, Lifetime, 1998.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Teri Garr, Lifetime, 2000.

Herself, "Honest Bob," Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001.

(In archive footage) Connie Selleccae-Lababa, El Informal, [Spain], 2001.

Guest, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2003.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2005.

(In archive footage) Pam Davidson Hinkley, La tele de tu vida, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lisa Benton, Flying High, CBS, 1978.

Pam Davidson, "The Greatest American Hero," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981.

Christine Francis, "Hotel," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1983.

Dana Fredricks, International Airport, ABC, 1985.

Connie Savoia, Mulberry Street, CBS, 1990.

Wanda Talbert/Danielle "Dani" Powell, P.S. I Luv You, CBS, 1991.

Dianne Benedict, Second Chances, CBS, 1993.

Voice of herself, Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, A House of Secrets and Lies (also known as She Loved Too Much), CBS, 1992.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, John Tesh: The Avalon Concert, PBS, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Patricia "Pete" Peterson, Eye of the Storm, World Wide Pictures, 1992.

Punch Drunk (short film), Stefinity Entertainment, 1998.

Mattie, The Wild Stallion, Myriad Pictures, 2006.


Teleplays; Movies:

(As Connie Selleca; Author of story) A House of Secrets and Lies (also known as She Loved Too Much), CBS, 1992.



Good Housekeeping, November, 1990, p. 158; June, 1992, p. 78.

McCall's, May, 1993, p. 130.

New York Times, March 23, 1995.

People Weekly, April 20, 1992, p. 108.

Starlog, January, 1982, pp. 20-22.

TV Guide, December 5, 1987, p. 14; November 18, 1989, p. 30.