#553 Chuck Connors / Sheb Wooley – 10 April 1921

Chuck Connors

Kevin Joseph “Chuck” Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player. His best-known role from his forty-year film career was Lucas McCain in the 1960s ABC hit Western series The Rifleman.

Sheb Wooley

Shelby F. “Sheb” Wooley (April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003) was a character actor and singer, best known for his 1958 novelty song “Purple People Eater”. He played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film High Noon, played Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales, and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television program Rawhide.


Also born on this day:
Harry Warburton is a Swiss bobsledder.
Robert Wade was a British chess player
Thelma Pressman was a pioneering microwave cooking consultant
Daniel Ferro is an American bass-baritone and voice teacher.
Peter Carter was a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Wadham College, Oxford .
Nina Onilova was a Soviet machine gunner in the Red Army ‘s 25th Rifle Division who fought the Germans near Odessa
Hamza Alavi was an academic sociologist and activist
Jake Warren was the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
Paul Martineau was a Canadian politician, lawyer, crown attorney and judge
Francis M. Gibbons was the secretary to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mustafa Krantja is an Albania n conductor and composer.
Cecil A. Partee was an Illinois African American legislator.

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