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Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors's biography

Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors is 71 years old basketball player born at Brooklyn. He was born on Sunday 10th of April 1921. He is often nicknamed as Chuck, Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors, Chuck Connors, Kevin Joseph Connors, Shailar Coby, Martin Herbert. According to year of birth 1921 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 10th of April means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

Kevin is native english speaker. He is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. Kevin is roman catholic. Kevin´s primary profession is to be basketball player. You can know Kevin also as baseball player, film actor. Kevin is recently known as television actor.

Chuck Connors's family

Chuck Connors's ex wife

Kamala Devi

Chuck Connors and Kamala Devi have been together since 1963 for 9 years. She is known as film actor. Kevin´s ex wife was born on Sunday 8th of October 1933 in Mumbai.

Chuck Connors's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Adelphi University.

Detailed informations about Kevin´s schools

Kevin studied high school - Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

He studied university - Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, USA.

Chuck Connors's career

His main focus is to be basketball player. Kevin is famous thanks to his five-year starring role as single father and frontier hero Lucas McCain in the highly rated 1950s ABC hit western series The Rifleman.

Is Chuck Connors gay ?

Kevin is known to be straight.

How did Chuck Connors die

Kevin died on on Tuesday 10th of November 1992 when he was 71 years old at Los Angeles. Chuck Connorss death was caused by lung cancer and pneumonia. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Chuck Connors's Awards

  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 18, 1984.

Chuck Connors's Rankings

  • Lucas McCain, Connors' character on The Rifleman (1958), was ranked #32 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

What else you don't know about Chuck Connors ?

His middle name is Joseph Aloysius.

What Chuck Connors has done for a first time

  • In a biography titled "The Man Behind the Rifle" (1997), author David Fury says that Chuck Connors acquired his nickname while an athlete playing first base. He had a habit of calling to the pitcher: "Chuck it to me, baby, chuck it to me!".
  • At age 13, he remembered he was a lousy first baseman, and the man who made the biggest impact on his life was his coach on a team called the Celtics, a diminutive gent named John Flynn.
  • Almost one year before his death, his first wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Connors, died on February 27, 1992, after a long illness.

Chuck Connors's quotes

  • [on The Rifleman (1958)'s theme song] I hear the same thing everywhere I go.
  • Now who goes to the games in LA? Producers, directors, writers, casting directors. So because of the good year, I became a kind of favorite of the show business people, unbeknownst to myself.
  • [In 1989] I was a bum of a hitter just not cut out for the majors. But, I will never forget Stan's kindness. When he finished watching me cut away at the ball, Stan slapped me on the back and told me to keep swinging.
  • [In 1992, about being typecasted because of The Rifleman (1958)] If you're ever being typecasted--as most of us are-- that's a great way to be typecasted. So, "The Rifleman" is still popular with a lot of people, and I'm proud to be associated.
  • [In 1960] What's cost? This is insurance. At what we pay Connors, what will it cost if he's crippled?
  • [comparing his baseball and acting careers] So why not be a switch hitter with the rifle, too? Let's learn both ways.
  • [In 1988] Somebody would like to have that [my agent]. He'll take that instead of commission.
  • [regarding his baseball career] I was a switch-hitter, remember? At most things, I'm a good with one hand as the other.
  • I have only five days to win the job. So I can't take time out for injuries.
  • I'm more than satisfied to stay put in Los Angeles. The Coast League is one of the best leagues in baseball and the living and playing conditions are superior.
  • [on working in Pat and Mike (1952)] They paid me $500 for my week's work in that movie. I figured they'd made some mistake on the adding machine, but I stuck the check in my pocket and shut up. Baseball, I told myself, just lost a first baseman.
  • [In 1953] I owe baseball all that I have and much of what I hope to have. Baseball made my entrance to the film industry immeasurably easier than I could have made it alone. To the greatest game in the world I shall be eternally in debt.
  • There were two things wrong with me. I had a crew cut and I've never been on a horse. I did something about it. I let my hair grow and I shopped around for a horse.
  • [In 1958] You're doing fine work. That pitch was right in there.
  • [About being a rugged sports player before he became a rugged leading man] I'm in about as good shape as when I quit baseball in 1952.

Chuck Connors's height, weight, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Chuck Connors looks. We will focus on Kevin´s height, weight, body shape, eye color and hair color. Kevin is tall as 6' 5" (196 cm). He weights 192lbs (87 kg). Body build is athletic. His eyes are tinted blue. Kevin´s hair is shade of grey.