Chuck Connors said, "The Western is an escape from reality and you have to accept certain things in them. A Western may excite or bore you, but it's always relaxing. There's a value in that." This page contains some rare photos of one of the greatest western television heroes of a long, lost era.
Another Chuck Connors autographed photo
A Chuck Connors autographed photo with Johnny Crawford
Connors sitting tall in the saddle
Lucas' son, Mark McCain, played by Johnny Crawford (former member of Mickey Mouse Club & teenage recording star)
Marshal Micah Torrance, played by veteran movie & tv actor, Paul Fix (died Oct. 14, 1983)
The stars celebrate a birthday on the set of "The Rifleman"
Connors with first wife, Betty, and his four sons in 1960
Another photo of Chuck and his family, taken in 1960
Chuck with his ex-model wife, Betty
Guns and rifles from famous tv westerns, including the 1892 Winchester with the big ring lever that Connors had custom made so he could twirl the rifle like a six-shooter
A photo of Chuck from "Arrest and Trial" which aired 1963-64
A photo of Chuck as Jason McCord from the tv series "Branded"
Another photo of Chuck from "Branded"
Penny arcade postcard of Connors & Crawford
Photo of Connors & Crawford taken in 1983
The rifle showing trip lever mechanism for rapid fire
A photo of Chuck and his horse
Cover photo of New York News magazine from Jan. 3, 1960
Johnny, Chuck, and the Rifle
Johnny Crawford became a teen singing star in 1962 with three songs in the Top 20
The Legend's gravesite
Chuck Connors and baseball great Duke Snider*
Often seen father/son relationship on the show*
Connors with on and offscreen friend, Paul Fix*
Chuck Connors as Chuck Connors
* = PICTURES COURTESY OF "CHUCK CONNORS: THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE", BY DAVID FURY