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Chuck Connors

1) Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Allan and Marcella (Lundrigan) Connors, immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland. His father was a longshoreman and his mother a homemaker.Chuck Connors

  • True or False?

2) What university did he attend?

  1. Seton Hall

  2. Notre Dame

  3. Harvard

3) During World War II, what service was in?

  1. Army

  2. Air Force

  3. Navy

4) Connors was also drafted by the Chicago Bears, but never suited-up for the team. Connors is one of only twelve athletes in history to have played for both Major League Baseball and in the NBA.

  • True or False?

5) Mr. Sanderson (Chuck Connors) arrives looking for his dog but comes to realize that the family needs the dog more than he does and agrees to trade the dog to Arliss in exchange for a horny toad and a home-cooked meal.
What is the movie?

  1. South Sea Woman

  2. Old Yeller

  3. Last Tango

6) What 1958 Western does he play Buck Hannessey, son of Rufus Hannassey played by Burl Ives?

  1. The Big Country

  2. Way Out West

  3. The Hennessey's

7). What was the TV Western series he worked on from 1958 to 1963?

  1. Rawhide

  2. The Big Country

  3. The Rifleman

8). Branded is a Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966 and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who had been drummed out of the service following an unjust accusation of cowardice.

  • True or False?

9) What was the 1977 miniseries that he had a key role as a slave owner?

  1. Roots

  2. Family Theater

  3. The Yellow Rose

10) Connors was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
What year was he inducted?

  1. 1991

  2. 1995

  3. 2001

11) He died in Los Angeles of pneumonia stemming from lung cancer.  He had been married four times and was survived by his four sons.

  • True or False?

12) Where is Chuck Connors buried?

  1. San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California

  2. Cremated, ashes with family or friends

  3. Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California

Chuck Connors [Answers]

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