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Chuck Connors is a Actor American born on 10 april 1921 at Brooklyn (USA)

Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors
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Birth name Kevin Joseph Connors
Nationality USA
Birth 10 april 1921 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 10 november 1992 (at 71 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association. 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).

Biography

Connors was married three times. He met his first wife, Elizabeth Jane Riddell Connors, at one of his baseball games, and married her on October 1, 1948. They had four sons, Michael (born 1950), Jeffrey (1952-2014), Steven (born 1953), Kevin (1956–2005), but divorced in 1961.

Connors married Kamala Devi (1963) the year after co-starring with her in Geronimo. She also acted with Connors in Branded, Broken Sabre, and Cowboy in Africa. They were divorced in 1973.

Connors played in Soylent Green (1973), as Tab Fielding, and Faith Quabius played an attendant. They were married in 1977 and divorced in 1979.

Connors was a supporter of the Republican Party and attended several fundraisers for campaigns for U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.



Connors was introduced to Secretary General Leonid Brezhnev of the former Soviet Union at a party given by Nixon at the Western White House in San Clemente, California, in June 1973. Connors presented Brezhnev with a pair of Colt Single Action Army "Six-Shooters" (revolvers) which Brezhnev liked greatly. 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 Connors' towering hug. The Rifleman was one of the few American shows allowed on Russian television at that time; that was 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. Coincidentally, Connors and Brezhnev died on the same day, ten years apart.


Charity
Connors hosted the annual Chuck Connors Charitable Invitational Golf Tournament, through the Chuck Connors Charitable Foundation, at the Canyon Country Club in Palm Springs, California. Proceeds went directly to the Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation and over $400,000.00 was raised.


Death
Connors had started smoking in 1940. For many years he smoked three packs of Camel cigarettes a day until he quit the habit in the mid-1970s, though he occasionally resumed smoking afterwards. He died on November 10, 1992 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 71 of pneumonia stemming from lung cancer. At the time of his death, his companion was Rose Mary Grumley. He was interred in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Best films

Soylent Green (1973)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chuck Connors (52 films)

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Actor

Skinheads
Skinheads (1989)
, 1h34
Directed by Greydon Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Actors Barbara Bain, Chuck Connors, Liz Sagal, Bunny Summers, Michael Fox
Roles Mr. Huston
Rating23% 1.1575651.1575651.1575651.1575651.157565
A group of neo-Nazi skinheads violently rob a Jewish grocery. After they flee the scene of the crime, they stop at a roadside diner where they encounter some traveling students. The neo-Nazis terrorize the students and the owner of the diner, leaving two survivors who escape to the nearby Colorado mountains. The neo-Nazis give chase but are met with opposition when a World War II veteran living in the woods comes to the aid of the students.
Terror Squad, 1h32
Directed by Peter Maris
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Chuck Connors, Ken Foree, Kavi Raz
Roles Chief Rawlings
Rating47% 2.371362.371362.371362.371362.37136
In Libya, a crowd is rallying at an anti-American speech. The crowd excitedly waves rifles and banners, while burning an American effigy. The movie then cuts to Kokomo, Indiana, showing a regular day at the old Kokomo High School (now Central Middle School). Several students are stuck in detention after school.
Once Upon A Texas Train, 2h
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Willie Nelson, Richard Widmark, Angie Dickinson, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis, Royal Dano
Roles Nash Crawford
Rating58% 2.9022.9022.9022.9022.902
Après 20 ans de prison, on ne donnerait pas cher de la vie misérable que devrait avoir l'ancien voleur John Henry Lee. Cependant, six heures après sa sortie, il a déjà pillé et fait sauter une banque et le voilà partie avec butin et bande pour réaliser leur vieux projet de cambrioler un train postal. Mais c'est sans compter avec son ancien concurrent auprès de la belle Maggie Hayes, le capitaine Owen Hayes. Celui-ci part immédiatement à la poursuite du bandit.
Summer Camp Nightmare, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Chuck Connors, Samantha Newark, Tom Fridley, Melissa Reeves, Shirley Mitchell
Roles Mr. Warren
Rating57% 2.8546452.8546452.8546452.8546452.854645
At Camp North Pines for Boys, the campers stage a revolt against the strict owner, Mr. Warren, locking the counselors up and taking over the camp for themselves. But when boys also lead a takeover of a nearby girl's camp, the revolt soon spirals out of control. The leader of the revolution, Franklin Riley, declares himself a "General" and ranks others in ways that he sees fit, using manipulation to keep his peers in line. When a rape and a murder occurs, some of the kids become more deeply involved in the revolution and others start to have second thoughts.
Target Eagle, 1h40
Origin Espagne
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Maud Adams, Jorge Rivero, Susana Dosamantes, George Peppard, Max von Sydow, Chuck Connors
Roles Sam Fisher
Rating50% 2.5259752.5259752.5259752.5259752.525975
Les services secrets espagnols recrutent le mercenaire surnommé « L'Aigle » pour infiltrer une bande de trafiquants d'héroïne. Parfaitement intégré à l'organisation, il découvre que celle-ci est aussi impliquée dans la contrebande d'uranium pour fabriquer des armes nucléaires destinées à la Libye et à d'autres pays émergents...
Airplane II: The Sequel, 1h25
Directed by Ken Finkleman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Sur la Lune, Aviation films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Dans un avion, Space opera
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Peter Graves, Rip Torn
Roles The Sarge
Rating61% 3.0988953.0988953.0988953.0988953.098895
In the near future, the Moon has been colonized and supports a station on its surface. A lunar shuttle known as Mayflower One is being rushed to launch from Houston. The head of the ground crew, The Sarge (Chuck Connors), does not like what is occurring, but he defers to the airline's management.
Virus
Virus (1980)
, 2h36
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Social science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sonny Chiba, Bo Svenson, Glenn Ford, George Kennedy, Masao Kusakari, Olivia Hussey
Roles Captain McCloud - HMS Nereid
Rating63% 3.197093.197093.197093.197093.19709
In 1982, a shady transaction is occurring between an East German scientist, Dr. Krause, and a group of Americans. It is revealed that MM88 is a deadly virus, created accidentally by an American geneticist, that amplifies the potency of any other virus or bacterium it comes into contact with. The Americans recover the MM88, which was stolen from a lab in the US the year before, but the virus is released, creating a pandemic initially known as the "Italian Flu".
Tourist Trap, 1h30
Directed by David Schmoeller
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Tanya Roberts, Keith McDermott, Linnea Quigley, Albert Band
Roles Mr. Slausen
Rating62% 3.1000453.1000453.1000453.1000453.100045
Eileen (Robin Sherwood) and her boyfriend Woody (Keith McDermott) are driving through the desert. When their car gets a flat Woody goes to find a gas station. Their friends Becky (Tanya Roberts), Jerry (Jon Van Ness) and Molly (Jocelyn Jones) are traveling separately in a different vehicle. They reach Eileen waiting at the car and they all drive off to collect Woody.
Roots (TV miniseries), 9h30
Directed by Gilbert Moses, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, David Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Georg Stanford Brown, Leslie Uggams
Roles Tom Moore
Rating82% 4.1484654.1484654.1484654.1484654.148465
In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750 Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte (Thalmus Rasulala), a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta (Cicely Tyson). When Kunta (LeVar Burton) reaches the age of 15, he and a group of other adolescent boys take part in tribal manhood training, ending with a ceremony, after which they become recognized as men and Mandinka warriors. While trying to carry out a task to catch a bird and take it home unharmed, Kunta sees white men carrying firearms, along with their black collaborators. Later, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by black collaborators under the direction of white men. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard a ship under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies (Edward Asner) for a three-month journey to Colonial America. During the voyage a group of rebels among the human cargo try but fail to stage a mutiny and to take over the ship.
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, 1h40
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Chuck Connors, Sheree North, Gary Collins, Victoria Principal, Stella Stevens, Henry Gibson
Roles Mike O'Toole
Rating45% 2.2939052.2939052.2939052.2939052.293905
Following a Miss Universe style contest in Miami, Florida, the five semi-finalists are flown to Nassau, Bahamas in a flying boat along with the American contestant's stage mother, the group's escort Kate Malloy, the Miss Beautiful Master of Ceremonies Marv Barker, and a deadheading pilot, Paul Fabiani.
Nightmare in Badham County, 1h40
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, LGBT-related films, Women in prison films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Chuck Connors, Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Robert Reed, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Louise
Rating61% 3.0962153.0962153.0962153.0962153.096215
Two girls, Cathy Phillips (Deborah Raffin) and Diane Emery (Lynne Moody) get engine car trouble in a small town. When they spurn the sheriff Slim Danen's (Chuck Connors) advances, they are thrown in prison on false accusations, where they endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators and prison guards. All hope seems very lost unless the girls find a way to escape.
Legend of the Sea Wolf
Directed by Giuseppe Vari
Genres Adventure
Actors Chuck Connors, Barbara Bach, Giuseppe Pambieri, Luciano Pigozzi, Ivan Rassimov, Rik Battaglia
Roles Wolf-Larsen
Rating55% 2.7881652.7881652.7881652.7881652.788165
Author and gentleman Humphrey Van Weyden is shanghaied and wakes up abord Captain Larsen's ship on a seal hunting voyage of indeterminate length. Captain Larsen runs a tight ship using "hands on" techniques to quell on board dissension. With seamanship unknown to Humphrey, he is assigned to the ship's cook as a Scullery maid. The Captain informs Humphrey that the sea voyage will allow him to stand on his own two feet and not walk in his father's shoes.