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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter L 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
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of
character actors that
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.
Jack Lambert ―
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Linda Lawson as Vashti Croxton in
In the mid-'50s she was a showgirl and
then a singer at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
When she was three, her family moved to Fontana, California and she
began singing while still a child and, by the end of her teen years,
she'd turned professional.
She was the typical exotic and sexy beauty from Hollywood. She started
as a singer (recorded many albums), then married the director and
producer John Foreman (Films with Paul Newman, of which Butch Cassidy
and the Kid),
Her career spanned the years 1956 to 2005 with fifty-two credits, she
appeared in films and many television series.
She had recurring roles in Adventures in Paradise (1959 - 1961 TV
Series) ― Don't Call Me Charlie (1962 - 1963 TV Series) ― The
Real McCoys ( 1963 TV Series) ― Ben Casey (1965 TV Series) ―
That's Life (2000 - 2001 TV Series).
She also appeared in Wagon Train ― Overland Trail ― Bonanza ―
It Takes a Thief ― Without a Trace (2002)
Born: January 14, 1936, Ann Arbor,
Jenifer Lea as Marge Crandell in
As an actress, Jennifer Lea has been
seen in movies such as The Tall Stranger (1957) ― Jeanne
Eagles (1957) ― The Hostage (1967) ― The Search for
the Evil One (1967).
She has appeared in TV Series such as Family Affair ― The Beverly
Hillbillies ― My Three Sons ― Have Gun - Will Travel ― The Rebel ―
Men Into Space ― The Deputy ― Colt .45 ― Wichita Town ― Dragnet ―
Tales of Wells Fargo ― Bachelor Father ― The Millionaire ― Wanted:
Dead or Alive ― The Walter Winchell File ― M Squad ― Sergeant
Preston of the Yukon ― The Thin Man ― Alfred Hitchcock Presents
― General Electric Theater ― Schlitz Playhouse
She was chosen to play Laura Petrie in the pilot for what became The
Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), but was replaced by Barbara Britton, who
in-turn was replaced by Mary Tyler Moore, when the series finally
Birth: 1934, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Howard Ledig as Jake Porter in
He was the one that seemed to be in charge
Besides The Rifleman he
also appeared with Chuck Connors in Arrest and Trial.
Sadly this was his last appearance. I really think he was great
as a bad dude, too bad he didn't do more acting. I wonder why?
He appeared on Broadway as a Dancer in Pal Joey December 25,
1940 - November 29, 1941.
His career spanned ten years with twenty credits to his name.
He appeared in several TV Series: Target: The Corruptors ―
Bonanza ― The Lawless Years ― The Rebel ― Dante ― Wanted:
Dead or Alive ― The Chevy Mystery Show ― Colt .45 ― Peter Gunn ―
Highway Patrol ― State Trooper M Squad ― Climax! ― Official
Detective ― West Point ― Gunsmoke ― Soldiers of Fortune ―
Suspense (was his first TV Show appearance 1953).
He never appeared in a movie.
Born: September 20, 1916 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: December 27, 2003 in Arizona
Carol Leigh as Betty Leigh in
'Quiet Night, Deadly Night'
She was the one who had the measles
Carol's acting career spanned
seven years with fifteen credits to her name. She never appeared
in a movie but had done several TV Series: Naked City ― New
Comedy Showcase ― The Deputy ― State Trooper ― Flight ― Father
Knows Best ― The People's Choice ― The George Burns and Gracie
Allen Show ― Perry Mason ― The Court of Last Resort ― Lux
Video Theatre ― The Adventures of Jim Bowie ― Shower of Stars ―
The Rifleman is the last thing she did.
Born: November 4, 1933 in New York City, New York
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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
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