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Chuck Connors Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CHUCK CONNORS
Born: April 10, 1921 in New York City, New York
Died: November 10, 1992 in Los Angeles, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Chuck Connors
This article was written by Charlie Bevis and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research

Chuck Connors was a career minor-league ballplayer who played portions of the 1949 and 1951 seasons in the major leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, respectively. Connors, though, gained greater fame as one of the very few ballplayers who was a successful actor in his post-baseball career (best known as Lucas McCain in the TV show The Rifleman). Connors was also one of the few men who played both major-league baseball and basketball (with the Boston Celtics in 1946-47).

"I owe baseball all that I have and much of what I hope to have," Connors said in 1953 when he retired as a ballplayer. "Baseball made my entrance to the film industry immeasurably easier than I could have made it alone. To the greatest game in the world I shall be eternally in debt." For Connors, the turning point in his life came during spring training in 1951 when the Chicago Cubs demoted him to their Los Angeles Angels farm club in the Pacific Coast League. "Greatest break I ever got," Connors said in 1954. "I'm out there right in the middle of the movie business where, if a guy has anything, he's got the chance to break in."

Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors was born on April 10, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the only son of Allan and Marcella Connors, Irish natives who came to the United States via Newfoundland. Connors had one sibling, his sister Gloria. Connors grew up in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, where his parents struggled to eke out a living during the Great Depression of the 1930s. His father was unemployed for much of the decade, as his mother supported the family by scrubbing floors in office buildings; his father eventually found work as a night watchman. Connors said that growing up poor in his pre-adolescent years motivated him to work hard to achieve success as a ballplayer and later as an actor.



Film Credits | show moreshow less
2005-The-Western-World-of-Ferdinando-Baldi (Other), 2011-Pioneers-of-Television (Other), 1965-Broken-Sabre (Other), 1957-Big-Foot-Wallace (Performer), 2003-50-Greatest-TV-Animals (Other), 2003-Images-of-Indians:-How-Hollywood-Stereotyped-the-Native-American (Other), 2001-K.D.-Lang-Talks-with-Percy-Adlon-About-'Percy-Adlon's (Other), 2001-Fast-Backwards (Performer), 1988-Taxi-Killer (Performer), 1987-Summer-Camp-Nightmare (Performer), 1985-Spenser:-For-Hire (Performer), 1982-Airplane-II:-The-Sequel (Performer), 1981-Bordello (Performer), 1979-Day-of-the-Assassin (Performer), 1972-Rod-Serling's-Night-Gallery (Performer), 1971-The-Birdmen (Performer), 1971-Support-Your-Local-Gunfighter (Performer), 1968-Kill-Them-All-and-Come-Back-Alone (Performer), 1966-Ride-Beyond-Vengeance (Performer), 1963-Flipper (Performer), 1958-The-Big-Country (Performer), 1958-The-Lady-Takes-a-Flyer (Performer), 1957-Wagon-Train (Performer), 1957-The-Silent-Service (Performer), 1957-The-Hired-Gun (Performer), 1956-Hot-Rod-Girl (Performer), 1956-Jane-Wyman-Presents-The-Fireside-Theatre (Performer), 1954-1955-Four-Star-Playhouse (Performer), 1955-Three-Stripes-in-the-Sun (Performer), 1955-Private-Secretary (Performer), 1955-TV-Reader's-Digest (Performer), 1954-Dragonfly-Squadron (Performer), 1953-Code-Two (Performer), 1952-Pat-and-Mike (Performer), 1973-The-Sonny-and-Cher-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1968-Western,-Italian-Style (in person), 1960-The-Chevy-Show (in person), 1959-The-Big-Party (in person), 1981-The-Best-of-Sex-and-Violence (Other), 1972-Pancho-Villa (Performer), 1985-The-All-American-Cowboy (Performer), 2011-Longhorns (Other), 1961-1962-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1991-Salmonberries (Performer), 1989-1990-Guns-of-Paradise (Performer), 1990-Face-the-Edge (Performer), 1985-1988-Murder,-She-Wrote (Performer), 1987-Sakura-Killers (Performer), 1983-Matt-Houston (Performer), 1982-Hit-Man (Performer), 1982-The-Capture-of-Grizzly-Adams (Performer), 1978-Standing-Tall (Performer), 1977-The-Night-They-Took-Miss-Beautiful (Performer), 1977-Roots (Performer), 1973-1976-Police-Story (Performer), 1976-Banjo-Hackett:-Roamin'-Free (Performer), 1973-The-Horror-at-37,000-Feet (Performer), 1972-The-Proud-and-Damned (Performer), 1967-1968-Cowboy-in-Africa (Performer), 1963-1964-Arrest-and-Trial (Performer), 1962-Geronimo (Performer), 1960-The-DuPont-Show-with-June-Allyson (Performer), 1958-Zane-Grey-Theater (Performer), 1958-Date-with-the-Angels (Performer), 1957-The-Restless-Gun (Performer), 1957-Tales-of-Wells-Fargo (Performer), 1957-Designing-Woman (Performer), 1957-Tomahawk-Trail (Performer), 1956-Walk-the-Dark-Street (Performer), 1955-1956-The-Star-and-the-Story (Performer), 1956-Frontier (Performer), 1955-Screen-Directors-Playhouse (Performer), 1953-South-Sea-Woman (Performer), 1953-Trouble-Along-the-Way (Performer), 1953-The-Silver-Whip (Performer), 1942-Wake-Island (Performer), 1985-Our-Time (in person), 1985-The-Steel-Collar-Man (in person), 1971-Rowan-&-Martin's-Laugh-In (in person), 1968-The-Don-Rickles-Show (in person), 1965-76th-Annual-Tournament-of-Roses-Parade (in person), 1960-The-Dinah-Shore-Chevy-Show (in person), 1959-1960-What's-My-Line (in person), 1958-The-Steve-Allen-Plymouth-Show (in person), 1956-The-Gale-Storm-Show:-Oh!-Susanna (Performer), 1989-The-Pat-Sajak-Show (in person), 1976-NBC-Special-Treat (in person), The-Rifleman (Writer), 1954-1957-General-Electric-Theater (Performer), 1992-Three-Days-to-a-Kill (Performer), 1990-Last-Flight-to-Hell (Performer), 1989-High-Desert-Kill (Performer), 1987-Maniac-Killer (Performer), 1986-Balboa (Performer), 1982-Fantasy-Island (Performer), 1982-The-Vals (Performer), 1980-Day-of-Resurrection (Performer), 1980-Stone (Performer), 1979-Tourist-Trap (Performer), 1976-Nightmare-in-Badham-County (Performer), 1975-Il-lupo-dei-mari (Performer), 1974-99-and-44/100-Dead (Performer), 1973-Soylent-Green (Performer), 1972-Night-of-Terror (Performer), 1971-The-Deserter (Performer), 1971-The-Name-of-the-Game (Performer), 1971-The-Virginian (Performer), 1965-1966-Branded (Performer), 1963-Move-Over,-Darling (Performer), 1958-1963-The-Rifleman (Performer), 1958-The-Adventures-of-Jim-Bowie (Performer), 1958-Hey,-Jeannie! (Performer), 1956-Crossroads (Performer), 1956-The-Joseph-Cotten-Show:-On-Trial (Performer), 1956-Gunsmoke (Performer), 1955-Matinee-Theatre (Performer), 1955-Good-Morning,-Miss-Dove (Performer), 1955-The-Loretta-Young-Show (Performer), 1954-Big-Town (Performer), 1954-Naked-Alibi (Performer), 1966-Branded (Writer), 1973-Here's-Lucy (in person), 1973-Chuck-Connors-in-the-U.S.S.R. (in person), 1971-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1967-1970-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1967-1969-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1967-Dateline:-Hollywood (in person), 1961-Password-All-Stars (in person), 1961-Person-to-Person (in person), 1960-The-12th-Annual-Primetime-Emmy-Awards (in person), 2011-Here's-Harry:-Remembering-Gale-Gordon (Other), 1966-Blade-Rider,-Revenge-of-the-Indian-Nations (Other), 1987-Hell's-Heroes (Performer), 1980-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 1991-The-Gambler-Returns:-The-Luck-of-the-Draw (Performer), 1989-Wolf (Performer), 1989-Skinheads (Performer), 1989-Trained-to-Kill (Performer), 1987-1988-Werewolf (Performer), 1988-Once-Upon-a-Texas-Train (Performer), 1988-Terror-Squad (Performer), 1983-1984-The-Yellow-Rose (Performer), 1983-The-Love-Boat (Performer), 1983-Afghanistan-pourquoi (Performer), 1983-Lone-Star (Performer), 1982-Best-of-the-West (Performer), 1981-Walking-Tall (Performer), 1975-The-Six-Million-Dollar-Man (Performer), 1973-The-Mad-Bomber (Performer), 1973-Set-This-Town-on-Fire (Performer), 1972-Embassy (Performer), 1969-Captain-Nemo-and-the-Underwater-City (Performer), 1965-Synanon (Performer), 1958-Love-That-Jill (Performer), 1957-Old-Yeller (Performer), 1957-Death-in-Small-Doses (Performer), 1957-The-Millionaire (Performer), 1956-1957-West-Point (Performer), 1956-Hold-Back-the-Night (Performer), 1955-Cavalcade-of-America (Performer), 1955-Target-Zero (Performer), 1955-Adventures-of-Superman (Performer), 1955-Schlitz-Playhouse (Performer), 1955-City-Detective (Performer), 1954-The-Human-Jungle (Performer), 1954-Dear-Phoebe (Performer), 1985-All-Star-Party-for-'Dutch'-Reagan (in person), 1979-When-the-West-Was-Fun:-A-Western-Reunion (in person), 1978-ABC's-Silver-Anniversary-Celebration (in person), 1974-The-Dean-Martin-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1971-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1971-Once-Upon-a-Wheel (in person), 1968-The-Beautiful-Phyllis-Diller-Show (in person), 1968-The-Jackie-Gleason-Show (in person), 1966-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1966-The-Hero (in person), 1957-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person)
  • CHUCK CONNORS - ADVERTISEMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1987 - HFSID 290146
    CHUCK CONNORS - ADVERTISEMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1987 - HFSID 290146
    This advertisement for a personal appearance is signed in blue felt tip Advertisement signed: "Chuck/Connors", 8½x11 affixed to cardboard of the same size.

    Price: $220.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 291616
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 291616
    The actor signed this index card in blue ink Signature: "Chuck/ Connors", 5x3 index card. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $120.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 305831
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 305831
    The star of the television series The Rifleman signed this swatch of cloth Signature: "Chuck/ Connors" in blue felt tip, 6x5½ piece of cloth. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $140.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 320576
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 320576
    The athlete and actor signed his name in black felt tip Signature: "Chuck/ Connors", in black felt tip, 5x3. Affixed is an unsigned 1x1 b/w photograph of the actor. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Sale Price $102.00

    $120.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 345934
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 345934
    The star of The Rifleman who briefly played professional baseball and basketball signed this page that features a baseball ticket stub Signature: “Chuck Connors” on a 7x2½ piece of paper.

    Price: $120.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: TERENCE STANSBURY, VERN FLEMING, TONY - HFSID 299071
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 299071
    Six members of the NBA franchise sign an album leaf which is also signed by the Western actor, a former pro basketball and baseball player himself Signatures: "Chuck/ Connors/ SPENSER", "Herb Williams", "Granville Waiters", "Terence/ Stansbury/ #43",

    Price: $360.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 299129
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 299129
    The actor penned his signature and a note on this index card Autograph Note signed: "To Jack/with Best Wishes/Chuck/Connors", 5x3 card. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Sale Price $153.00

    $180.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 291265
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 291265
    The star of The Rifleman signed this handwritten note, uniquely using one capital "C" for both his first and last name Autograph Note signed: "To Harvey -/All the best always,/Chuck [C]onnors", 5x3.

    Price: $180.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 298079
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 298079
    The Western television show star signed his name with a short note on this piece of paper Autograph Note signed: "To/John/Best/Wishes/Chuck/Connors" 6½x2. Before becoming an actor, Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Sale Price $153.00

    $180.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 343754
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 343754
    The actor penned his signature and a note in blue felt tip on this index card Autograph Note signed: "To Cameran Reed- / all the best to / my friend. / Chuck/ Connors" in blue felt tip, 5x3. PSA/DNA encapsulated.

    Sale Price $238.00

    $280.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 344771
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 344771
    The actor is shown being held at gunpoint by a person in a tribal costume in this signed and inscribed photograph from the film South Sea Woman Inscribed photograph signed: "To Ray-/ All the best to/ my friend,/ Chuck/ Connors" in blue ink. 8x10.

    Price: $260.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 345091
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 345091
    The famous actor and professional athlete is shown smiling and gazing into the camera in this black and white photograph he signed in blue felt tip Inscribed Photograph Signed in Ink: "To John/ Good luck always/ Chuck/ Connors" in blue felt tip. 8x10. B/w.

    Price: $260.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 345100
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 345100
    This photograph is signed by the well-known Western actor with a sentiment to a fan Inscribed photograph signed: "To my Pal-/ Best wishes/ always/ Chuck/ Connors" in black felt. 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $260.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 323017
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 323017
    The smiling actor and sports athlete penned his signature on this color photograph Inscribed photograph signed: "Tony,/ Stay Happy,/ Chuck/ Connors", in black felt tip, Color 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $400.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 327152
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 327152
    The Rifleman star poses with a lassoing rope in this signed black and white photograph Inscribed photograph signed: "To Carla -/ with best wishes,/ Chuck/ Connors" in blue ink. B/w, 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $240.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 343272
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 343272
    The actor is shown wearing a suit and tie in this signed black and white photograph Inscribed photo signed: "To Ed/ Best Wishes/ always to a real/ ballgamer and a good friend/ Chuck/ Connors" in black ink. 8x10.

    Price: $240.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 298019
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 298019
    A signed black and white image of Lucas McCain in The Rifleman Inscribed Photograph signed: "Robin/Best Always/Chuck/Connors" in blue felt tip, B/w 8x10. Shown in character as Lucas McCain, his starring role in the popular TV western The Rifleman (1958-1963).

    Price: $280.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294522
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294522
    A signed black and white publicity photograph of the actor in a scene from the television series The Rifleman Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Tony-/ all the best to/ my friend & fan/ Chuck/ Connors". B/w, 8x10.

    Sale Price $340.00

    $400.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294523
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294523
    The actor signed this black and white photograph of him wearing a buckskin shirt Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mama Tolla/ Best Always/ Chuck Connors". B/w, 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Sale Price $221.00

    $260.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 295023
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 295023
    Rare image of the actor shown at an older age in this signed black and white photograph Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Billy-/ Stay Happy!/ Chuck/ Connors" in blue felt tip, B/w 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $220.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 299234
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 299234
    A close-up signed black and white 5x7 photograph of the Western actor in character as Lucas McCain Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Mike & Candy-/ Thanks and best wishes,/ Chuck/ Connors" in blue ink, B/w 5x7.

    Sale Price $238.00

    $280.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300317
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300317
    A signed black and white publicity photograph of the Western television star wearing a cowboy hat Inscribed Photograph Signed: "To my pal Jeff,/ Good luck in your quest/ for greatness,/ Chuck/ Connors", B/w, 8x10.

    Price: $280.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300318
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300318
    A signed black and white photograph showing the athlete-turned-actor wearing his Dodgers uniform Inscribed Photograph Signed: "Dell/ Good Luck/ to a true friend/ Chuck/ Connors, B/w, 8x10.…"

    Sale Price $306.00

    $360.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 292329
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 292329
    The actor and professional athlete is shown from the chest up in a suit and tie in this black and white photograph Inscribed Photograph signed: "Best Wishes/ Kevin/ Chuck/ Connors [the first and last name share the C]", B/w 8x10.

    Price: $300.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 293992
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 293992
    The actor signed this black and white photograph depicting him as Lucas McCain in The Rifleman Photograph inscribed and signed: "Barbara/ Love/ Chuck/ Connors". B/w, 8x10. Captioned for the CBN Cable Network.

    Price: $260.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294062
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294062
    This signed black and white photograph features an image from the Western series Branded with its star perched on a log with a lariat over his shoulder Inscribed Photograph signed: "To-/Howard-/Good luck always/Chuck/Connors". B/w, 8x10.

    Price: $400.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294139
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294139
    This black and white bust view photograph of the actor is signed by him Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Tommy/ Best Regards/ Chuck Connors" B/w 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $280.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 290011
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 290011
    The actor and professional athlete is shown from the chest up in a suit and tie in this signed black and white photograph Inscribed Photograph signed: "To/ Pat-/ all the/ best./ Chuck/ Connors [the first and last name share the C]", B/w 8x10.

    Price: $260.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 280863
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 280863
    A signed black and white publicity photograph of the actor as Lucas McCain from The Rifleman Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Barry-/ With all best/ wishes,/ Chuck/ Connors". B/w, 8x10.

    Price: $450.00

  • CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 287567
    CHUCK CONNORS - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 287567
    A signed black and white publicity photograph of the actor adjusting a set of weights and waving Inscribed photograph signed: "To/ George/ Best Wishes/ Chuck/ Connors". B/w, 8x10. Chuck Connors (1921-1992) was an American actor and professional athlete.

    Price: $280.00

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