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"What five stars from Bonanza appeared on The Rifleman?"
Two of them appeared twice.....do
you who they are?
There were a number of well-known guest stars during the first season, many of them went
to have shows of their own.
In which three episodes do we see two of the 'Cartwright boys?'
There were five actors who appeared on The Rifleman that were regulars on
Bonanza — do you know who they
Actor | Producer | Director
There were a number of well-known guest stars during
the first season, many of them to go on and have shows of their own.
Landon who appeared in End of a Young Gun as Will Fulton
the young gun who wanted to go straight ―
Reader as Billy Mathis who was accused of killing
John Hallager, Lucy's father.
also appeared with Chuck Connors in Tales of Wells Fargo
/ Sam Bass (1957), before The Rifleman.
He went on to play Little Joe on
Bonanza. I would say other then Bonanza, his next best thing would be
Little House on the Prairie.
Birth name: Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Michael Landon was born on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.
He died July 1, 1991 in Malibu, California of pancreatic cancer.
Michael Landon left a legacy of himself and great TV shows for us to enjoy!
May you rest in peace Cowboy!
Actor | Soundtrack
Dan Blocker as
in The Sister, he was
one of Rebecca's brothers.
Mort Mills appeared on Bonanza five times.
Blocker played Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright on
Bonanza was not on the air until a year later.
Dan Blocker provided tenderness, strength and comedy for the viewing
enjoyment for fans of all ages. Blocker's sudden death during the 1972-73
taping season left a void that could not be filled, and the series ended
There is a museum located in O'Donnell dedicated to Dan Blocker. O'Donnell
is located in the panhandle of West Texas, about 40 miles south of Lubbock,
He started and owned the Bonanza steak house restaurant chain.
The Long Goodbye a 1973 movie was dedicated to him:
In Memoriam for Dan
Blocker. Robert Altman, who had directed many early episodes of
(1959, had originally cast his friend in the role of Roger Wade, but he died
before filming commenced. The role subsequently was filled by Sterling
Birth Name: Bobby Don Blocker
Born: December 10, 1928 in De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas
Died: May 13, 1972 (age 43) in Los Angeles, California
Victor Sen Yung
Actor | Soundtrack
Birth Name: Sen Yung
Victor Sen Yung was born on October 18, 1915 in San Francisco, California.
He died November 9, 1980 in North Hollywood, California, of accidental asphyxiation
Victor Sen Yung went on to play Hop Sing in Bonanza. He was on Bonanza from start to finish.
Victor Sen Yung played the role of Number Two Son in 25
Charlie Chan films during the late 1930s and most of the 1940's.
You can't help but love this guy! Hop Sing was one of a kind
Actor | Writer
played Hode Evans in A Matter of Faith, he was the one who
ruffed up Jonas Epps the rain maker and threw the dirt at Lucas.
In Seven he played Sanchez, he was one of
the condemned murderers who escaped and took over the town of North Fork.
The '7' Prisoners
Bing also appeared with Chuck and Paul Fix in the 1979 TV Movie,
This Town on Fire.
He appeared in
Chuck in two episodes ―
Very few Heroes &
The Golden Fleece.
He also appeared in fifty-five episodes of
Bonanza, fifty-three as Deputy Clem Foster from 1961
He appeared in The Magnificent Seven and he also appeared on
the The Untouchables.
is the father of actor Kurt Russell. He appeared in Overboard
with his son, Kurt & Goldie Hawn. He's done a lot of great stuff!
I tip my cowgirl hat to you!
Born: Neil Oliver Russell
May 5, 1926 in Brattleboro, Vermont
Died: April 8, 2003 (age 76) in Thousand Oaks, California
Actor | Soundtrack
Ray Teal played Albie in
Ray Teal played Sheriff Coffee in Bonanza ― 1960 -
I'm sure you would remember him best as the
no-nonsense Sheriff Roy Coffee on Bonanza. He was on Bonanza for 12 years (1960-1972). He was one of the most
versatile character actors in the business. In his almost 40-year
career he played everything from cops to gunfighters to sheriffs to
gangsters to a judge at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials. He could
play a kindly grandfather in one film and a bullying, sadistic
killer in the next, and be equally believable in both roles. A great
Birth Name: Ray Elgin
Born: January 12, 1902 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Died: April 2, 1976 (age 74) in Santa Monica, California
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