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Also Known As: Died: November 10, 1992
Born: April 10, 1921 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Served in the Army for four years during World War II, mainly as a tank instructor at West Point
1946:
Signed as a professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics
1949:
Switched to pro baseball, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers
1951:
Played for the Chicago Cubs
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Sent down to the Angels, the Cubs' farm team in Los Angeles
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Began acting career
1952:
Early credit in a major film, George Cukor's "Pat and Mike", starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
1958:
Cast as Lucas McCain in the popular TV series, "The Rifleman"
1973:
Met longtime fan, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, at a poolside party given by President Nixon in San Clemente
1977:
Appeared in an Emmy-nominated role as a lustful slave owner in the ABC-TV miniseries, "Roots"
1979:
Final major starring role in a feature, "Tourist Trap", a horror film set in a wax museum
1991:
Reprised the role of Lucas McCain, "The Rifleman" for the TV movie, "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns", starring Kenny Rogers

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