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Charlie LaFranchise

Do you remember Charlie LaFranchise in the episode Lou Mallory?
He played Eddie Halstead.
He's the one who sold The Madera House to Lou.

Charlie LaFranchise - The Rifleman

Charlie La Franchise played Eddie Halstead, the owner of the Hotel Madera.

John Harman as Eddie Halstead

Charlie LaFranchise had a kids' show in Portland, Oregon Here is a photo showing Charlie LaFranchise as "Uncle Charlie,"
of KPTV in Portland, Oregon.
Here with "Uncle Charlie" is Jim Allen, aka Rusty Nails the clown, who was also a fixture on that station.
According to Allen, Charlie died back in 1990

I would like to thank Tim Hollis for his time, the picture of "Uncle Charlie" & all the information he had provided me with and a special thanks for introducing me to Benny Carle!  Thanks Tim!

Tim is a writer and has written many books such as Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records — Hi There, Boys and Girls: America's Local Children's TV Programs— Florida's Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald Coast — Glass Bottom Boats & Mermaid Tails: Florida's Tourist Springs — Birmingham Broadcasting (Images of America) Dixie Before Disney: 100 Years of Roadside FunContemporary Authors: BiographyBirmingham's Theater and Retail District (Images of America)
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