Chuck Connors in Skinheads

Chuck Connors (1921 - 1992)

Former player with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cubs baseball teams

Former player with the Boston Celtics basketball team

Film DeathsEdit

  • Wake Island (1942) [Soldier in meal queue]: Killed (off-screen) against the Japanese forces on Wake Island.
  • Walk the Dark Street (1956) [Frank Garrick]: Dies of a heart attack.
  • The Big Country (1958) [Buck Hannassey]: Shot in the chest by his father (Burl Ives), after Chuck unsuccessfully tries to kill Gregory Peck by firing the signal during a duel; he dies in Burl's arms shortly afterwards. (Thanks to Nancy and Jeffrey)
  • The Deserter (La Spina dorsale del diavolo; The Devil's Backbone) (1971) [Reynolds]: Killed in a battle with Apache warriors. (Thanks to Michael)
  • The Mad Bomber (Detective Geronimo; The Police Connection) (1973) [William Dorn]: Commits suicide by blowing himself up with one of his own explosives.
  • 99 and 44/100% Dead (Call Harry Brown) (1974) [Marvin 'Claw' Zuckerman]: Thrown into a vat of chemicals at the end of a fight with Richard Harris in a factory.
  • Tourist Trap (1979) [Mr. Slausen]: Hit in the neck with a hatchet by Jocelyn Jones. (Thanks to Michael and Kerry)
  • The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1982) [Frank Briggs]: Falls off of a bridge at the end of a fight with Dan Haggerty. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Summer Camp Nightmare (The Butterfly Revolution) (1987) [Mr. Warren]: Stabbed to death by Stuart Rogers in the woods. (Thanks to Robert and Michael)
  • Skinheads (Skinheads: The Second Coming of Hate) (1989) [Mr. Huston]: Shot in the chest by Brian Brophy in Chuck's cabin; Chuck manages to ignite a gunpowder booby-trap with his shotgun before dying.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Roots (1977 TV mini-series) [Tom Moore]: Dies (off-screen) of natural causes. (Thanks to Robert)
  • Matt Houston: Get Houston (1983) [Castanos] Dives out of a high window while trying to escape from the police (off screen). We learn of it when Pamela Hensley tells Lee Horsley, after she receives the news in a phone call.
  • Werewolf: The Black Ship (1987) [Janos Skorzeny]: Killed in a struggle with John J. York while both of them are in their werewolf forms. (Thanks to PortsGuy)

Notable ConnectionsEdit

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