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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.
of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the
actors that appeared on
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.
William Bishop played
Dave Stafford in Outlaw's Inheritance.
He's the guy who was to representative North Fork at the
Bishop served in
the South Pacific with the Signal Battalion of the United States
Army during World War II.
made appearances in the theater on Broadway in New York City, New
York in plays such as Victoria Regina and Tobacco Road
before going to Hollywood in 1941 for roles in motion pictures. He
would go on to appear in over thirty films, with roles in A Guy
Named Joe (1943), Song of the Thin Man (1947), The Walking Hills
(1949), The Texas Rangers (1951), The Raiders (1952), Short Cut to
Hell (1957) and The Oregon Trail (1959). In 1954 he co-starred
in the television series It`s a Great Life (1954) as Steve
He died of cancer
in October of 1959. This episode was shot in June of 1959. Who would
have ever have known, he looked so good in The Rifleman.
Born: July 16,
1918, Oak Park, Illinois
Died: October 3, 1959, Malibu, California
Oscar Blank as a
He was an actor,
known for The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Man Who Shot
Liberty Valance (1962) and The War of the Worlds (1953).
Born: March 11,
1898 in Romania.
Died: January 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California
William Boyett as Joe
a card player in The Tin Horn.
William Boyett was a well respected actor played a
Captain at 39’s and Battalion Chief McConnike in the TV series Emergency!
He majored in radio and TV at USC and served in the US Navy.
One of his earliest acting breaks was in a recurring role in the TV
series Highway Patrol. He was a favorite of Jack Webb's and was known
as part of Webb's stock company of actors in his many TV shows. He's one
of the last (members) of the Jack Webb stock company. You name it, this Cowboy did it!
Born: January 3,
1927, Akron, Ohio
Died: December 29, 2004, Mission Hills, California
Best known on screen in the Bradford appeared in the
"B" western movies for playing western bad men.
He appeared in many
of The Lone Ranger episodes. I don't think there's anything he did not
play in during the 40's ~ 50's ~ and 60's. He played in The
Untouchables. He appeared with Chuck in
Lane Bradford was born on August 29, 1922 in Yonkers, New York, USA
as John Myrtland Le Varre Jr. He is known for his work on Zombies
of the Stratosphere (1952), The Invisible Monster (1950) and
The Slender Thread (1965).
Lane Bradford retired to Hawaii after his last film appearance in
1968 and learned to play the guitar and ukulele.
Born: August 29,
1922, Yonkers, New York
Died: June 7, 1973, Honolulu, Hawii
Lovyss Bradley as a customer in The General Store in
The Boarding House.
A character actress, Lovyss made over 100 film and
television appearances and was a regular on the Andy
Griffith Show for five years.
appeared with Chuck Connors in
in Very Few Heroes
(1965) as a Courtroom Spectator.
Lovyss Bradley took up an offer to go to Hollywood for scene
tests in the 1940s. In 1950, she made her film debut as a police
woman in the crime drama Outrage. Her other movie credits
included Meet Me After the Show (1951) ― Man of
Conflict (1953) ― The Unholy Wife (1957) ― This
Rebel Breed (1960) ― Up Tight (1968).
Some of the TV Series she appeared in were: State Trooper ―
The Untouchables ― Family Affair ― Please Don't Eat the Daisies
― Gunsmoke ― Lawman ― Wagon Train.
Birth: March 2,
1906 in Fayette, Iowa
Death: June 21, 1969 in Woodland Hills, California
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