|Born||Connie Marie Bowen
December 5, 1959
Anaheim, California, USA
|Years active||1977 – 1995|
|Spouse(s)||David Needham (1979-2005)
Although her most prominent role was as Elizabeth Bradford, she had other roles. She portrayed two different characters during the run of the television series Fame. Her first appearance was in the episode "To Soar and Never Falter" (1982) as a dancer in the initial stages of multiple sclerosis. The episode won Harry Harris an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. Her other appearances on Fame were as Kelly Hayden in three episodes the following year.
She now works as a dance instructor in Orange County, California, teaching junior jazz and lyrical classes and choreographing team competitions and annual recitals.
While known as Connie Newton, she married David Needham, a set designer on Eight is Enough, on April 7, 1979. David Needham's father was stuntman and film director/producer Hal Needham. Connie and David divorced in 2005. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Taylor.
|1977-1981||Eight Is Enough||Elizabeth Bradford||112 episodes|
|1982||Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat||Debbie Holton||1 episode|
|1982||Police Squad!||Jill||Episode: "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)"|
|1982||Fame||Kathy Murphy||Episode: "To Soar and Never Falter"|
|1983||Fame||Kelly Hayden||3 episodes|
|1983||Uncommon Love, AnAn Uncommon Love||TV movie|
|1987||Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion||Elizabeth Bradford||TV movie|
|1987||L.A. Law||Denise Franklin||Episode: "Brackman Vasektimized"|
|1989||Eight Is Enough Wedding, AnAn Eight Is Enough Wedding||Elizabeth Bradford||TV movie|