Saturday, January 24, 2015

Chuck Connors The Rifleman

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).  The show was filmed in black-and-white. A total of 168  half-hour episodes aired.

A towering presence, Connors was listed as 6 foot 5 inches when he played baseball, and 6 foot 6 inches when he played basketball.

 Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors was born on April 10, 1921 and passed away November 10, 1992 at the age of 71.

He was one of only 12 athletes to play both baseball and basketball professionally.
He also was drafted by the Chicago Bears NFL team....but never played.

He only Played one season of basketball with the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League.
 The team is now known as the Sacramento Kings....
which is the oldest franchise in the NBA.
  Johnny Crawford was born on March 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Ernest Crawford. He played Mark McCain the son of Lucas McCain.

                                      The Rifleman

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