Chuck Connors, right

<b>As an athlete:</b> Connors appeared in a total of 53 games for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000094" title="Boston Celtics" href="/topic/sports/basketball/boston-celtics-ORSPT000094.topic">Boston Celtics</a> during the 1946-47 and 1947-48 seasons. But he also excelled at baseball. He appeared in one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and 66 games for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000165" title="Chicago Cubs" href="/topic/sports/baseball/chicago-cubs-ORSPT000165.topic">Chicago Cubs</a> in 1951.<br>
<b>As an actor:</b> Connors played Lucas McCain in the western TV series "The Rifleman" from 1958 to 1963, but he also had a long and successful film career, appearing in such films as "Soylent Green".
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( ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE / January 15, 1959 )

As an athlete: Connors appeared in a total of 53 games for the Boston Celtics during the 1946-47 and 1947-48 seasons. But he also excelled at baseball. He appeared in one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 and 66 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1951.
As an actor: Connors played Lucas McCain in the western TV series "The Rifleman" from 1958 to 1963, but he also had a long and successful film career, appearing in such films as "Soylent Green".

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