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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
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.
Marian Seldes as Margaret McCain/Hazel/The Vision in
She also appeared with
Chuck in Branded as Neela
in The Bar Sinister.
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 Mason ― Alfred
Hitchcock Presents ― Law & Order ― Murphy 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.
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
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).
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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Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and
wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch