atm-logoWhat happened to Chuck Connors?

Dan Clutter
Denison, Iowa

Born in 1921, Chuck Connors is best remembered for his role of Lucas McCain on The Rifleman, which aired on ABC from 1958-1963.  The pilot was originally an episode of Zane Grey Theatre written by Sam Peckinpah. Connors acted in Hollywood for 40 years. He died of lung cancer on November 10, 1992.

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