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This is a list
of character actors whose last name ending in the letter B 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.
of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of the
actors that appeared on
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.
Alice Backes as Isabel Dent in The Mail Order Groom.
She was the one who was to marry John Jupiter.
Alice Mayrine Backes Citron was the widow of film editor
She served in the WAVES during WWII and arrived in Hollywood
in post-war years.
Graduated from the University of Utah.
A talented violinist, she was concert mistress for the
University Symphony Orchestra.
She served on the boards of AFTRA (American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists), SAG (Screen Actors Guild),
Theater West and Pioneer Broadcasters.
Alice was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Active in many charities, including UNICEF and The
Alice made her debut in the 1948 film
Up in Central Park,
Backes appeared in I Want To Live! (1958), It
Started with a Kiss (1959), The Glory Guys
(1965), Snowball Express (1972), Gable and Lombard
(1976), and The Cat From Outer Space, (1978). Her
television credits include
Dragnet (1969) ― General Electric
Theater (1959 - 1962) ―
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1963
- 1965) ―
The Rifleman (1960) ―
Leave It to Beaver (1959 -
Wagon Train (1963 - 1965) ―
(1964 - 1966) ―
Ironside (1974) ―
(1974 - 1997) ―
Barney Miller (1981) . She also had a recurring role on the
television series Mayberry R.F.D.
(1970 - 1971)
Bachelor Father (1957 -1958) ―
Jack Benny (1962 - 1963).
Born: May 17, 1923, Salt Lake
Died: March 15, 2007, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Raymond Bailey played Colonel Jess Whiteside in
He's the one Jamison killed and blamed it on Able.
He is best remembered as banker Mr. Milburn Drysdale from The
Beverly Hillbillies (1962 - 1971). In 1958 he appeared in The Space
Children with Johnny Crawford before The Rifleman.
He began his career on the Broadway stage in the 1930s,
appearing in many theatre productions into the late 1940s. His
feature film credits include Sabrina (1954), Picnic (1955),
Vertigo (1958), Al Capone (1959) and The Gallant Hours (1960).
Some of his TV appearances include The Twilight Zone
(1959 - 1964) ― Have Gun
Will Travel (1959 - 1962) ―
Perry Mason (1959
- 1961) ―
Zane Grey Theatre (1957
- 1960) ―
Harrigan and Son (1961)
― The Untouchables (1960) ―
Margie (1961 - 1962).
Born: May 6, 1904, San
Died: April 15, 1980, Irvine, California
Roy Barcroft as Mr. Stevens in Outlaw's Shoes.
He was Lucas's friend from Oklahoma.
In 1956, before The
Rifleman, Roy played Johnny Crawford's foster parent in The Boy Nobody Wanted. If you haven't seen this movie, it is
a must, a tear jerker, but well worth watching.
You name it this dude has done it! I don't think there is
anything he hasn't done.
He had created an image as a western heavy in the late
1960s. During his years as a freelance, Barcroft became such
an asset as the villain in low budget westerns that in 1943
Republic signed him to an exclusive ten year contract.
Barcroft was such a fixture in low budget westerns that as
soon as his face appeared on screen.
He had a recurring role in
Gunsmoke as Roy from
1964-69. He appeared many of times before that on Gunsmoke but sometimes as different characters.
Adventures of Spin and Marty: The Movie (1955) ―
of Spin and Marty (TV Series / 1955) ―
The New Adventures
of Spin and Marty (1957/TV Series) ― Further Adventures
of Spin and Marty (TV Series / 1956) among many other
Jolley: [on Roy Barcroft] Wonderful Roy Barcroft. We were the
top heavies in Desperadoes of the West (1950). We made things tough
for cowboy star Tom Keene, who for some reason we never learned,
used the name of Richard Powers in the film. Roy and I were friends
socially as well as on the film set. We and our wives would often
travel to Las Vegas together. Roy loved to play roulette. He had a
"system" and would sit at the tables for hours. He often liked to
talk about a book he planned to write but never did. He wanted to
entitle it, "1,001 Ways to Lose at Gambling". (IMDB)
Born: September 7, 1902, Crab
Died: November 28, 1969, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Katharine Bard as Beth Landis in
She was Sam Morley girlfriend.
She was an actress, known for Inside Daisy Clover, The
Interns and The Decks Ran Red (1958). Besides The
Rifleman she has also appeared in Alcoa Premiere (1963)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1958) CBS Playhouse (1968) Climax
(1955 - 1958) Gunsmoke (1958) Kraft Television Theatre (1951 -
1952) M Squad (1958) Perry Mason (1959)
Peter Gunn (1959) Playhouse 90 (1957 - 1960) Studio 57
(1957) Studio One (1948 - 1955) The Armstrong Circle Theatre
Big Valley (1965) The F.B.I. (1965) The Jane Wyman Show
(1955) The June Allyson
Show (1960) The Lux Video Theatre (1950 - 1955) The Millionaire
Born: October 19, 1916,
Highland Park, Illinois
Died: July 28, 1983, Los Angeles, California
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