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August 15, 2023

35 Portrait Photos of Chuck Connors as an Actor in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1921 in Brooklyn, New York City, American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player Chuck Connors is one of only 13 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played in both Major League Baseball (Brooklyn Dodgers 1949, Chicago Cubs, 1951) and the National Basketball Association (Boston Celtics 1946–48).

With a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated ABC series The Rifleman (1958–63).

In 1984, Connors was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (star location at 6838 Hollywood Blvd.) In 1991, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Connors died in 1992 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 71 of lung cancer. Take a look at these handsome photos to see portraits of Chuck Connors as an actor in the 1950s and 1960s.


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