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 This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter B has appeared on The Rifleman — One Time Only. Whether they have appeared one time only or 168 times, they are just as important as the main characters and/or anyone else involved in The Rifleman. This is just a small tribute to those great many characters actors.
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the character actors that appeared on The Rifleman.
 They're among the most popular and recognizable actors. They may not be A-list stars, but they do something many actors don't. They worked all the time.

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Alice Backes ― Katherine Bard
James Barton ― Stephen Bekassy
 George Bell ― Edward Binns
 William Bishop ― Lovyss Bradley
Jim Breneman ― Joe Brown
Thomas Brown  ― Robert Burton
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Alice Backes as Isabel Dent in The Mail Order Groom.
She was the one who was to marry John Jupiter.

Alice Mayrine Backes Citron was the widow of film editor Milton Citron.
She served in the WAVES during WWII and arrived in Hollywood in post-war years.
Graduated from the University of Utah.
A talented violinist, she was concert mistress for the University Symphony Orchestra.
She served on the boards of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), SAG (Screen Actors Guild), Theater West and Pioneer Broadcasters.
 
Alice was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).
Active in many charities, including UNICEF and The Children's Fund.

Alice made her debut in the 1948 film Up in Central Park, Backes appeared in I Want To Live! (1958), It Started with a Kiss (1959), The Glory Guys (1965), Snowball Express (1972), Gable and Lombard (1976), and The Cat From Outer Space, (1978). Her television credits include
Dragnet (1969) ― General Electric Theater (1959 - 1962) ― M Squad (1958) ― The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1963 - 1965) ― The Rifleman (1960) ― Ben Casey (1961) ― Leave It to Beaver (1959 - 1962) ― Wagon Train (1963 - 1965) ― Bewitched (1964 - 1966) ― Ironside (1974) ― Columbo (1974 - 1997) ― Barney Miller (1981) . She also had a recurring role on the television series Mayberry R.F.D. (1970 - 1971) ― Bachelor Father (1957 -1958) ― Jack Benny (1962 - 1963).

Born: May 17, 1923, Salt Lake City, Utah
Died: March 15, 2007, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 


Raymond Bailey played Colonel Jess Whiteside in The Photographer.
He's the one Jamison killed and blamed it on Able.

He is best remembered as banker Mr. Milburn Drysdale from The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 - 1971). In 1958 he appeared in The Space Children with Johnny Crawford before The Rifleman.
He began his career on the Broadway stage in the 1930s, appearing in many theatre productions into the late 1940s. His feature film credits include Sabrina (1954), Picnic (1955), Vertigo (1958), Al Capone (1959) and The Gallant Hours (1960). Some of his TV appearances include The Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964) ― Have Gun Will Travel (1959 - 1962) ―  Perry Mason (1959 - 1961) ―
Zane Grey Theatre (1957 - 1960) ― Harrigan and Son (1961) ― The Untouchables (1960) ― Margie (1961 - 1962).

Born: May 6, 1904, San Francisco, California
Died: April 15, 1980, Irvine, California

 


Roy Barcroft as Mr. Stevens in Outlaw's Shoes.
He was Lucas's friend from Oklahoma.

In 1956, before The Rifleman, Roy played Johnny Crawford's foster parent in The Boy Nobody Wanted. If you haven't seen this movie, it is a must, a tear jerker, but well worth watching.
 
You name it this dude has done it! I don't think there is anything he hasn't done.
He had created an image as a western heavy in the late 1960s. During his years as a freelance, Barcroft became such an asset as the villain in low budget westerns that in 1943 Republic signed him to an exclusive ten year contract. Barcroft was such a fixture in low budget westerns that as soon as his face appeared on screen.
He had a recurring role in Gunsmoke as Roy from 1964-69. He appeared many of times before that on Gunsmoke but sometimes as different characters. The Adventures of Spin and Marty: The Movie (1955)
The Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series / 1955) ― The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (1957/TV Series) ― Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series / 1956) among many other TV Shows.

Born: September 7, 1902, Crab Orchard, Nebraska
Died: November 28, 1969, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California


 
Katharine Bard as Beth Landis in The Trade.
She was Sam Morley girlfriend.


She was an actress, known for Inside Daisy Clover, The Interns and The Decks Ran Red (1958). Besides The Rifleman she has also appeared in Alcoa Premiere (1963) — Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1958) — CBS Playhouse (1968) — Climax (1955 - 1958) —Gunsmoke (1958) — Kraft Television Theatre (1951 - 1952) — M Squad (1958) — Perry Mason (1959) — Peter Gunn (1959) — Playhouse 90 (1957 - 1960) — Studio 57 (1957) — Studio One (1948 - 1955) — The Armstrong Circle Theatre (1952) — The Big Valley (1965) — The F.B.I. (1965) — The Jane Wyman Show (1955) — The June Allyson Show (1960) — The Lux Video Theatre (1950 - 1955) — The Millionaire (1955).

Born: October 19, 1916, Highland Park, Illinois
Died: July 28, 1983, Los Angeles, California

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