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This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter S 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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Marian Seldes ― Dan Sheridan
Fred Sherman ― Pam Smith
Tom Snyder ― Olan Soule
Arthur Space ― Harry Dean Stanton
Michael Stefani ― Brick Sullivan
Frank Sully
Walter Sande ― Stefan Schnabel
Sydna Scott ― Sarah Selby
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 Marian Seldes as Margaret McCain/Hazel/The Vision in The Vision.

She also appeared with Chuck in Branded as Neela in The Bar Sinister

Marian Hall Seldes was an American stage, film, radio and television actress whose career spanned over 60 years.

She is known for her work in Edward Albee plays, with Brian Murray in a 2003 production of Counting the Ways.

Marian Seldes, appeared in the New York theater for more than six decades and had won the Tonys’ lifetime achievement award. Some of her Tony nominations were for best actress in a play for Father's Day in 1971 and Ring Round the Moon in 1999 and for featured actress in a play for Deathtrap in 1978 and Dinner at Eight in 2003. She was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1995.

She had roles in a number of films as well, including The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) ― Digging to China (1998) ― Town and Country (2001) and Mona Lisa Smile (2003).

Although the stage was her passion, Seldes had a considerable television career as well, beginning in the medium’s early days in drama series like Studio One and Philco Television Playhouse. She also appeared on Perry MasonAlfred Hitchcock PresentsLaw & OrderMurphy Brown and Murder, She Wrote. In 1995 she was Eleanor Roosevelt in the HBO movie Truman. She also played Mr. Big’s mother in an episode of Sex and the City.

She will perhaps be best remembered for playing 'Myra Bruhl' in the Broadway play Deathtrap (1978 to 1982). She earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for a time as "Most durable actress" with her 1,809 performances as Myra Bruhl.

For more-than twenty-years, she taught at the Theater Center of the Juilliard School and among her students were Robin Williams, Christopher Reeve, William Hurt and Kevin Spacey.

 She was Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame (Gershwin Theatre, New York, New York, USA), 1996.

Born: August 23, 1928, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: October 6, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, New York
 


Clint Sharp in The Promoter. Clint is the cowboy on the horse.

Actor | Stunts

Clint's career spans thirty-seven years. His first appearance was in 1961 in Three Rogues as a Teamster. He has appeared in thirty movies. He is known for his work on Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) ― Bonanza (1959) ― The Ox-Bow Incident (1943).

He has appeared in several TV Series: Bonanza (1960 – 1968) ― Lancer (1968) ―  Hondo (1967)  ― The Big Valley (1966) ―  The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) ―  Stage Driver ― The Virginian (1962) ―  Trial Spectator ― Outlaws (1961) ―  Zane Grey Theater (1961) ― Rawhide (1959 - 1960) ― Tombstone Territory (1959) ― Thunder in the Sun (1959) ― The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1959). 

Besides being an actor Clint also was a stuntman: Bonanza (1963 - 1967) Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) ― The Court Jester (1955) ― Column South (1953) ― Westward the Women (1951) ― Across the Wide Missouri (1951) ― Buffalo Bill (1944) ― Ramona (1936) ― Elinor Norton (1934).

He appeared with Joan Taylor in Rose Marie

Born: July 20, 1909 in Mill Valley, California
Died: October 25, 1989 (age 80) in Riverside County, California



Joan Shawlee as Mary Woodson as the mail order bride in Lonesome Bride.

Joan's career spanned forty years with over a hundred credits to her name. Joan began her career as a fourteen-year old Powers model. At sixteen, she sang in New York night spots and was proclaimed one of
The six most beautiful girls in Manhattan.


Her first role was as a Coutroom Spectator in Men in Her Diary (1945). In 1945, she was spotted singing at the famous Copacabana by comedian Lou Costello. On the condition that her mother could join her in Hollywood, Joan signed a new contract with Universal. She appeared in thirteen films as Joan Fulton (1946 - 1959).

She had her own Comedy, TV Series in 1956, Aggie, as a accident-prone fashion model on international assignments. She was again in another TV Series The Feather and Father Gang as Margo (1976 - 1977).

She is best remembered for her role 'Sweet Sue', tough leader of an all-girl band in Some Like It Hot (1959); as Sylvia in The Apartment (1960), as the hooker Amazon Annie in Irma la Douce (1963), and as wicked Momma Monahan in Roger Corman's cult biker flic The Wild Angels (1966).

Hooray for Tall Men
by Erskine Johnson ― Written for The Press
This is an article about Joan Shawlee in the The Lonesome Bride

Born: March 5, 1926 in Forest Hills, New York
Died: March 22, 1987 (age 61) in Hollywood, California
 


 Dan Sheridan as Sheriff McVey in The Trade.

His career spanned for nineteen years with sixty-four credits. Sadly Dan died at the early age of forty-six.

Dan Sheridan is best know for his role as Jake Summers, the Bartender in the TV Western Series, Lawman (1958).
Some of his other television appearances in which Sheridan appeared, often several times in various roles, include Alfred Hitchcock ― Presents ― The Untouchables ― The Rough Riders ― Bat Masterson ― Yancy Derringer  ― Jefferson Drum ― Have Gun - Will Travel ― Colt .45 ― The Rebel ― Gunsmoke ― Bronco ― Cheyenne ― Tales of Wells Fargo ― Bonanza ― The Virginian ― Rawhide ― The Rebel ― Checkmate and Route 66.

He has appeared in such films as Bullwhip (1958) ― I want to Live! (1958) ― Ten Men Who Dared (1960).

Birth: September 3, 1916 in Athlone, Ireland, UK
Death: June 29, 1963 in Encino, California

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