CHUCK CONNORS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/27/1961 - HFSID 297446
Sale Price $360.00
He penned his signature on this letter to a fan on The Rifleman letterhead that discusses the filming of Geronimo in Mexico
Typed Letter signed: "Chuck", 1 page, 7¾x11. Studio City, California, 1961 February 27. On The Rifleman letterhead and addressed to Mr. Roy Caracoppa, Jamaica, Long Island, New York. In full: "Dear Roy: Thanks for your letter and the enclosed script. Haven't been able read it yet as I am very busy prepar-ing to leave for Mexico to shoot "Geronimo." It would be more convenient in the future for me, Roy, if you would address all the mail to the studio address shown on the letterhead. Best of luck as always. Sincerely, CC: eb March 7th----This letter was returned and marked unknown at address, so I'm adding more to see what happens." Accompanied by the transmittal envelope, with The Rifleman logo printed, addressed to Mr. Roy Carracoppa, Jamaica, Long Island and postmarked North Hollywood, February 7, 1961. 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. 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. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Tear at top right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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