Chuck Connors - biography

Actor from United States of America

Chuck Connors Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player. His best-known role from his forty-year film career was Lucas McCain in the 1960s ABC hit Western series The Rifleman. Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, second of two children and only son of Allan and Marcella Connors, emigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland. He was raised Roman Catholic and served as an altar boy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn. His sister found out Connors didn't like his first name and was looking at a number of possible first-name changes: he tried out "Lefty" and "Stretch" before settling on "Chuck", because while playing first base, he would always yell, "Chuck it to me, baby, chuck it to me!" to the pitcher. The rest of his teammates and fans soon caught on and the name stuck. He loved the Dodgers despite their losing record during the 1930s. Connors knew that he too would be a Dodger, like: Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Carl Furillo, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Billy Cox, Ralph Branca, Preacher Roe and Carl Erskine, the participants of the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Kevin Joseph Connors,Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors,Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors,Chuck Conners
Date of birth
1921-04-10
Place of birth
Brooklyn
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Kamala Devi Elizabeth Riddell Faith Quabius
Siblings
Gloria Connors
Profession
Baseball player, Athlete, Writer, Actor

Education

Institution From To
Seton Hall University

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball,Baseball

Performances

Year Performance Character
1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Lucas McCain
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train Nash Crawford
1987 Terror Squad Chief Rawlings
1979 Tourist Trap Mr. Slausen
1978 Legend of the Sea Wolf Wolf-Larsen
1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful Mike O'Toole
1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free Sam Ivory
1974 99 and 44/100% Dead Marvin 'Claw' Zuckerman
1973 Soylent Green Tab Fielding
1972 Pancho Villa Col. Wilcox
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter! 'Swifty' Morgan
1971 Escape of the Birdmen Colonel Morgan Crawford
1971 The Deserter Reynolds
1969 Captain Nemo and the Underwater City Senator Robert Fraser
1957 Death in Small Doses Mink Reynolds
1957 The Hired Gun Judd Farrow
1955 Good Morning Miss Dove William 'Bill' Holloway
1954 Naked Alibi Capt. Owen Kincaide
1953 Code Two Deputy Sheriff
1953 The Silver Whip

Death

Date of death
1992-11-10
Cause of death
Pneumonia,Lung cancer
Place of death
Los Angeles
Place of burial
San Fernando Mission Cemetery

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