Connie Needham

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Connie Needham

Connie Needham

Connie Needham is a former American actress. Connie Needham worked from the late 1970s until the mid-1990s as a dance instructor. Elizabeth Bradford in the ABC comedy-drama series Eight is Enough made her famous.

Needham last appeared on television in 1995 as a guest cast member on the series Ellen.

With her ex-husband David Needham, a leadman in the art department, she has two children.

Early life and Childhood

Connie Needham was born on December 5, 1959, as Connie Marie Bowen.

As of March 2022, the Anaheim, California native is 62 years old. Sagittarius is her zodiac sign.

She is said to have trained as a ballet dancer since she was a child.

After retiring from on-screen, her passion for dance would become her career.

Education Details

Connie’s early life and academics are unknown

Professional Career

Needham made her professional acting debut in the ABC comedy-drama series Eight is Enough, where she played Elizabeth Bradford, one of the major protagonists.

The sitcom ran for five seasons, from March 15, 1977, to May 23, 1981, with Needham appearing in all 112 episodes alongside Dick Van Patten, Diana Hyland, Betty Buckley, Grant Goodeve, and Adam Rich.

She also reprised her role in the made-for-television films Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (1987) and An Eight Is Enough Wedding (1989).

Connie Needham
Connie Needham in one of her acting scenes. Source: imbd

Needham has also been in other television shows besides the renowned Eight is Enough.

In the syndicated musical drama series Fame, she played two characters, Kelly Hayden and Kathy Murphy, alongside Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, and Debbie Allen.

She also appeared as herself in the NBC criminal drama CHiPs, as Debbie Holton in the ABC comedy The Love Boat, as Denise Franklin in the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, and as a waitress in the ABC sitcom Ellen, among others.

Net Worth and Salary

Connie Needham’s net worth is $800,000 as of early 2022, therefore her money purportedly increased by a few thousand dollars in a year.

She made most of her money through the TV show Eight Is Enough, which she now adds to her income as a dance instructor.

A dance instructor earns an average of $37,064 per year in the United States, while an actor earns $57K.

Relationship Status

Connie Needham and her (now divorced) husband David Needham have two daughters, Kimberly Needham and Taylor Needham.

David Needham is a set designer on Eight is Enough and the son of famed Hollywood stuntman/director-producer Hal Needham.

They married in the time between the third and fourth seasons of the show’s filming.

Connie changed her last name to Needham after they married and was credited as such beginning with the fourth season of the show.

Connie and David were married for 26 years, starting on April 7, 1979, and eventually divorced in 2005.

Since then, Needham has kept her personal life quiet. Prior to David, she had a brief romance with Willie Aames, who played her on-screen brother in the film Eight is Enough.

Body Measurement

Connie Needham’s body dimensions are unknown.

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Needham announced her diagnosis of ovarian cancer on July 16, 2009.

Furthermore, she highlighted her difficulty coping with the challenges while sharing them with her daughters, Kimberly and Taylor, who were 25 and 19 at the time, during her 2010 interviews with Radar Online.

Needham has since recovered completely and her cancer has gone into remission.

Currently, the American actress is a spokesperson for the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation and works to raise awareness about the disease.