CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 280390
Sale Price $234.00
CHUCK CONNORSA signed black and white publicity photo of the Western star as Lucas McCain, leaning on his trusty rifle, from The Rifleman Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/ Mark -/ Stay Happy!/ Chuck/ Connors". B/w, 8x10. Captioned for the CBN Cable Network. Shown in character as Lucas McCain, his starring role in the popular TV western The Rifleman (1958-1963). This popular series featured Connors (1923-1992) as a rancher trying to raise his son while continually called upon to protect his community. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete. He played in both Major League Baseball (MLB) and in the Basketball Association of America, the predecessor to the NBA. Only 12 people have competed in both leagues.Following his career in sports, he grew into an even more famous celebrity as an actor. His portrayal of single father Lucas McCain in The Rifleman (1958-1963) is easily his most recognizable role; the show ran for 168 episodes over five seasons and follows the rancher and his son Mark McCain (portrayed by Johnny Crawford) as they settle in at a new home in North Fork, New Mexico Territory. He earned his first screen credit in Pat and Mike in 1952, where he portrayed a police captain. After earning various television and film credits throughout the 1950s, Connors beat out dozens of other actors for the role of Lucas McCain. After The Rifleman ended, he picked up starring roles in television shows Arrest and Trial (1963-1964), Branded (1965-1966), and Cowboy in Africa (1967-1968). When none of these shows achieved the level of success that The Rifleman did, Connors began to focus on the big screen, with roles in Soylent Green (1973) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). In a return to television, he had a memorable role in the mini-series Roots (1977) as a plantation owner, one of the many antagonists of the series. The popular actor was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984. Fine condition.
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