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 This is a list of character actors whose last name ending in the letter A 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.

Herb Armstrong ― Phyllis Avery
John Abbott Virginia Aldridge
Melvin F. Allen ―
Henry Amargo
Ed Ames James Anderson

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Herb Armstrong played the hotel clerk in Willow Springs in The Actress.

His acting career spans over forty-five years and over sixty credits to his name.

He was known for Cape Fear (1962), Stir Crazy (1980) ― Seems Like Old Times (1980), among many others.

Born: September 24, 1924 in New York City, New York
Died: March 3, 2005 (age 80) in Los Angeles, California


Charles Arnt as Wes Tippert, Vernon's Uncle in The Sharpshooter.
In the original script Wes was described as a tall, wiry old man, grey-haired, dust-grayed clothes, dirty hands, red drinker's face (as if we could tell in black & white), flabby stomach an old fat man growing thin.

.Charles Arnt was the president of the Triangle Club at Princeton University (1929) and founded the University Players with Henry Fonda, Josh Logan and Jimmy Stewart.
He started show business in 1933 until 1962. He was a character actor in more than 200 films.

He retired from acting and began importing and breeding French Charolais cattle at his ranch on Orcas Island in 1962.

Born: August 20, 1906, Michigan City, Indiana
Died: August 6, 1990, Orcas, Washington

Larry Asmus as one of the kids that went to the town picnic out at the McCain Ranch in The Three Legged Terror. He was the boy with the checkered shirt.

Larry was one of the neighborhood kids on My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver and some other single trips to other series. He also appeared in Judgment at Nuremberg and Inherit the Wind.
Thanks Larry & his wife for the info!

Phyllis Avery as Leona Pickford Bartell, Fancy's mother in The Baby Sitter.

Dance with a Dolly with a hole in her Stocking
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She has done a variety of things. From a Vice Principal in Mr. Novak to Westerns and Mysteries. She became a Los Angeles real estate agent when she retired from acting.

Born: November 14, 1922, New York City, New York
Died: May 19, 2011, Los Angeles, California

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