CHUCK CONNORS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 250346
Sale Price $270.00
The Western actor penned his signature on this typed letter asking that a stamp be issued for Jack Benny
Typed Letter Signed: "Chuck Connors", 1p, 7¼x10½. Los Angeles, California, no date. On The Jack Benny Commemorative Stamp Committee letterhead. To Mr. Belmont Faries, Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, Washington, DC. In full: "This letter is to indicate my desire to have the postal service issue a postage stamp bearing the likeness of the late Jack Benny. I believe that a stamp honoring Jack Benny would be most appropriate, and would be appreciated by all citizens of the United States of America, to whom he gave the gift of laughter for so many years." 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. Horizontal crease affecting "h" in Chuck and "C" in Connors. Otherwise, fine condition.
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