|Chuck Connors Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||April 10, 1921|
|Date of Death||November 10, 1992|
Chuck Connors was an American actor, writer, director, and professional basketball and baseball player who is best known for his role as Lucas McCain in the popular ABC series The Rifleman (1958-63). He has also been one of only 13 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played in both Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. Chuck was also cast in several movies including Geronimo, Trouble Along the Way, Hold Back the Night, Death in Small Doses, Target Zero, Kill Them All and Come Back Alone, Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, The Birdmen, The Proud and Damned, Day of the Assassin, Hit Man, Legend of the Sea Wolf, and Good Morning, Miss Dove.
Kevin Joseph Connors
He was born on April 10, 1921.
On November 10, 1992, Chuck Connors died of lung cancer at the age of 71 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Chuck Connors attended Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn on a scholarship and graduated in 1939. He then received multiple offers for athletic scholarships from over 2 dozen colleges and universities and joined Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
Afterward, he left Seton Hall University after 2 years to accept a contract to play professional baseball.
Actor, Writer, Director, Professional Basketball Player, Professional Baseball Player
- Father – Alban Francis “Allan” Connors (Worked in Brooklyn as a longshoreman)
- Mother – Marcella (née Londrigan) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Gloria (Younger Sister)
Chuck Connors was signed with Talent Plus, Talent Agency, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $5 Million.
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
87 kg or 192 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Chuck Connors had dated –
- Elizabeth Riddell (1948-1961) – He married Elizabeth Jane Riddell Connors on October 1, 1948. The couple had met at one of his baseball games. They were blessed with 4 sons – Michael Connors (1950-2017), Jeffrey Connors (July 30, 1952 – February 19, 2014), Stephen Connors (b. September 4, 1953), and Kevin Connors (June 9, 1956 – July 10, 2005). Chuck and Elizabeth divorced in 1961.
- Kamala Devi (1963-1972) – Chuck Connors married actor Kamala Devi in 1963 and they co-starred in the shows Branded and Cowboy in Africa. The duo divorced in 1972.
- Faith Quabius (1977-1980) – He met Faith Quabius while working on the 1973 ecological dystopian thriller film Soylent Green. They were married from 1977 to 1980.
Race / Ethnicity
Chuck Connors was of Irish descent.
- Towering height
- Commanding voice
- Strong jawline
He was cast in a TV commercial (PSA) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms in the 1970s.
Chuck Connors Favorite Things
- Baseball Team – Brooklyn Dodgers
Source – IMDb
Chuck Connors Facts
- After leaving Seton Hall University, he played on 2 minor league teams in 1940 and 1942 and then joined the United States Army following America’s entrance into World War II. He mostly served as a tank-warfare instructor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and later at West Point in New York.
- Chuck Connors was a republican and campaigned for Ronald Reagan as well as marched in support of the Vietnam War in 1967.
- He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 18, 1984.
- In 1991, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
- Chuck Connors was left-handed.
- His hobbies included golfing, riding horses, reading, swimming, fishing, poetry writing, and spending time with his family.
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