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Encyclopedia > Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors
Born Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors
April 10, 1921(1921-04-10)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died November 10, 1992 (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Actor; Athlete

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Biography

Early life

Connors was born Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the Allan and Marcella (Lundrigan) Connors, immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland. His father was a longshoreman and his mother a homemaker. He was reared Roman Catholic and served as an altar boy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Anthem: Ode to Newfoundland Capital St. ... A stevedore is a person who works at loading or unloading a ship. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a religious service. ... The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a large major architectural landmark in the southwestern portion of the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. ... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of...


His athletic abilities earned him a scholarship to the private high school Adelphi Academy, and then to the Catholic college, Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He left college after two years and in 1942 enlisted in the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He spent most of the war most as a tank-warfare instructor, stationed at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and later at West Point, New York. This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... “Seton Hall” redirects here. ... Map of South Orange Village in Essex County South Orange is a village in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Fort Knox is a census-designated place on the border of Hardin and Meade Counties in Kentucky that includes the housing for the Fort Knox Army base and the Fort Knox Bullion Depository. ... Fort Campbell is a large post of the United States Army located approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ...


Sports career

Chuck Connors
First Baseman
Born: April 10, 1921(1921-04-10)
Died: November 10, 1992 (aged 71)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 1, 1949
for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Final game
September 30, 1951
for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average     .238
Home runs     2
Runs batted in     18
Teams
Career highlights and awards

During his Army service Connors moonlighted as a professional basketball player at night. Following his military discharge in 1946, he joined the newly formed Boston Celtics of the Basketball Association of America. Connors left the team for spring training with Major League Baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers. He played for numerous minor league teams before joining the Dodgers in 1949, for whom he played in just 1 game; and the Chicago Cubs in 1951, for whom he played in 66 games as a first baseman and occasional pinch hitter.[1] In 1952 he was sent to the minor leagues again, to play for the Cubs' top farm team, the Los Angeles Angels. Connors was also drafted by the Chicago Bears, but never suited-up for the team. Connors is one of only twelve athletes in history to have played for both Major League Baseball and in the NBA. He is credited with being the first professional basketball player to break a backboard. Connors jumped center and smashed the glass backboard in the first-ever Boston Celtics game on November 5, 1946 at Boston Arena[1] The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... A military discharge is given when a member of the armed forces is released from his or her obligation to serve. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For the American League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Matthews Arena, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the worlds oldest indoor hockey arena. ...


Acting career

Connors realized that he would not make a career in professional sports, so he decided to become an actor. Playing baseball near Hollywood proved to be fortuitous, as he was spotted by an MGM casting director and signed for the 1952 Tracy-Hepburn film Pat and Mike. In 1953 he starred opposite Burt Lancaster, playing a rebellious Marine private in the film South Sea Woman. Connors also co-starred in Old Yeller as Mr. Sanderson. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... A Casting director is a person who is in charge of the casting of a film or other work requiring actors. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Pat and Mike is 1952 comedy starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. ... Burt Lancaster (2 November 1913 – 20 October 1994) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique, distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy image. ... Old Yeller is a classic 1957 film directed by Robert Stevenson, produced by Walt Disney Productions, and released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution. ...


Although he gained some roles in feature films, such as The Big Country and Soylent Green with Charlton Heston, Connors was best known for his television work. He appeared in a 1954 episode of Adventures of Superman titled Flight to the North, in which he played a good-natured (and very strong) backwoods fellow named Sylvester J. Superman. He was featured in an episode of CBS's The Millionaire. The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... For the metal band, see Soilent Green. ... Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924) is an US-american film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Millionaire, a television drama anthology series (CBS, 19 January 1955-28 September 1960), explored the ways unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse. ...


He achieved stardom when he was cast as "Lucas McCain" in the ABC television Western series The Rifleman (1958-1963), with Johnny Crawford as his son Mark. Chuck Connors; represented the "everyman" who used a special rifle with an enlarged trigger ring to serve up justice to the opposition in every episode. The Rifleman was a creation of Dick Powell's Four Star Television The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johnny E. Crawford (born March 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Richard Ewing Dick Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, producer, and director. ... Four Star Television, also called Four Star Films and Four Star International, was an American television production company which operated from 1952 to 1989. ...


he next he starred in NBC's Branded (1965-1966) and the 1967-1968 ABC series Cowboy in Africa, alongside Ronald Howard and Tom Nardini. In 1973 and 1974 he hosted a television series called Thrill Seekers. He had a key role as a slaveowner in the 1977 miniseries Roots. Connors also achieved notoriety for an incident on NBC's prime time baseball telecast in the 1970's. The network regularly invited a guest celebrity commentator to join the regular play by play crew in the broadcast booth. Connors accidentally said the "f-word" during the live telecast, stunning both the announcers and national audience. This article is about the television network. ... Branded was a Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cowboy in Africa is a television series produced in 1967-68 by Ivan Tors and starring Chuck Connors. ... Ronald Howard (7 April 1918 – 19 December 1996) was an English actor and writer, best known in the U.S. for starring in a weekly Sherlock Holmes television series in 1954, which was produced by Sheldon Reynolds. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The year 1974 in television involved some significant events. ... Thrill Seekers was a television series aired in 1973 and 1974. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, designed by Samuel Sanders Teulon, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, erected in Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Roots is a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically acclaimed genealogical novel. ...


Connors hosted a number of episodes of Family Theater on the Mutual Radio Network. This series was aimed at promoting prayer as a path to world peace and stronger families, with the motto "The family which prays together stays together". Family Theater was an old-time radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from February 13, 1947 to September 11, 1957. ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (1934 - 1999) was a radio network based in the USA. The ancestor of Mutual was the Quality Network, founded in 1929 with four radio stations: WLS in Chicago, WOR in New York City, WLW in Cincinnati, and WXYZ in Detroit. ...


In 1983 Connors joined Sam Elliott and Cybill Sheppard in the short-lived NBC series The Yellow Rose about a modern Texas ranching family. In 1985, he guest starred as "King Powers" in the ABC tv series Spenser: For Hire starring: Robert Urich. In 1987, he co-starred in the FOX series Werewolf as drifter Janos Skorzeny. In 1988 he guest starred in the tv series Paradise starring: Lee Horsley. In 1991, Connors was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Samuel Pack Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American film and television actor. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Yellow Rose was an American television series that was broadcast on the NBC network during the 1983-1984 season. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... Look up ABC in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Spenser: For Hire is a mystery, P.I. television series based on Robert B. Parkers Spenser novels. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... FOX redirects here. ... Promotional photo for Werewolf Property of Fox Television Werewolf was an American action-adventure television series, and one of the original shows in the Fox Networks broadcast line-up during its inaugural season of 1987-1988. ... Paradise, Jan Bruegel Paradise is an English word from Persian roots that is generally identified with the Garden of Eden or with Heaven. ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ...


Personal life & death

Connors was frequently a supporter of the Republican Party and attended several fundraisers for campaigns of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon. GOP redirects here. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...


Connors was introduced to Secretary General Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union at a party given by Nixon at the Western White House in San Clemente, California, in June, 1973. Upon boarding his airplane bound for Moscow, Brezhnev noticed Connors in the crowd and went back to him to shake hands, and jokingly jumped up into Connor's towering hug. The Rifleman was one of the few American shows allowed on Russian television at that time because it was Brezhnev's favorite. Connors and Brezhnev got along so well that Connors traveled to the Soviet Union in December 1973. In 1982, Connors expressed an interest in traveling to the Soviet Union for Brezhnev's funeral, but the U.S. government would not allow him to be part of the official delegation. Brezhnev redirects here. ... President George W. Bush gives remarks on Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi constitution from his Crawford, Texas ranch on Sunday August 28, 2005. ... Location of San Clemente within Orange County, California. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Connors died in Los Angeles at the age of seventy-one of pneumonia stemming from lung cancer. He had been married four times and was survived by his four sons. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ...



The book Carl Erskine's Tales from the Dodgers Dugout: Extra Innings (2004) includes short stories from former Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine. Connors is prominent in many of these stories. Carl Daniel Erskine (born December 13, 1926 in Anderson, Indiana) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 through 1959. ...


Filmography

  • The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw (1991) ... as Lucas McCain
  • Salmonberries (1991) ... as Bingo Chuck
  • Sakura Killers (1987) ... as The Colonel
  • Werewolf (1987) ... as Janos Skorzeny
  • Terror Squad (1987) ... as Chief Rawlings
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) ... as The Sarge
  • Tourist Trap (1979) ... as Mr. Slausen
  • Roots (1977) ... as Tom Moore
  • Soylent Green (1973) ... as Tab Fielding
  • Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) ... as "Swiftie" Morgan (uncredited)
  • Cowboy in Africa (1967) ... as Jim Sinclair
  • Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone (1968) ...as Clyde
  • Dark Shadows (1966)
  • Move Over, Darling (1963) .... as Adam
  • Flipper (1963) ... as Sandy's Dad
  • Geronimo (1962) ... as Geronimo
  • The Big Country (1958) .... as Buck Hannassey
  • Old Yeller (1957) ... as Burn Sanderson
  • South Sea Woman (1953) ... as David White
  • Pat and Mike (1952) ... as Police captain

Promotional photo for Werewolf Property of Fox Television Werewolf was an American action-adventure television series, and one of the original shows in the Fox Networks broadcast line-up during its inaugural season of 1987-1988. ... Plot Synopsis Spoiler warning: The movie Terror Squad drops the town of Kokomo, Indiana into the middle of a Libyan terror plot to blow up the Black River Nuclear Power Plant. ... Billboards are used to advertise the attractions Tourist trap is a phrase for any establishment or set of establishments that have been created to attract travelers or tourists and provide products for the tourist to purchase. ... Roots was a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically-acclaimed genealogical novel. ... For the metal band, see Soilent Green. ... Support Your Local Gunfighter is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette. ... Cowboy in Africa is a television series produced in 1967-68 by Ivan Tors and starring Chuck Connors. ... Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone (Italian Ammazzali tutti e torna solo, also released as Kill Them All and Come Back Alone) is a 1968 Italian motion picture directed by Enzo G. Castellari. ... Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. ... Move Over, Darling is a 1963 comedy starring Doris Day as Ellen Wagstaff Arden, a mother of two young children who was believed to be lost at sea following an airplane accident. ... Look up flipper in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Geronimo (disambiguation). ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... For the 1957 film based on the book, see Old Yeller (1957 film). ... Pat and Mike is 1952 comedy starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. ...

See also

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References

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External links

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