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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.
George Bell as a card player in
William ‘Billy’ Benedict as Dave Prentice in
He was the man who Lucas asked to look for
His acting career spans over fifty years and over three-hundred credits
to his name.
He was a newsboy and a plumber's assistant before he entered films as a
youngster in the mid-1930s. While in Los Angeles, he auditioned for a
movie studio and was immediately hired for a seven-year contract. He
played 'Skinny' in some of the East Side Kids films about the exploits
of a tough gang of New York youths. In the 1940s and 1950s, he made
regular appearances as 'Whitey' in the Bowery Boys films, popular
successors to the East Side Kids series. He also appeared in many other
movies, including The Ox-Bow Incident in 1943 and Homebodies
Born: April 16, 1917, Haskell, Oklahoma
Died: November 25, 1999, Los Angeles, California
James Best as Bob Barrett
in The Day the Town Slept.
He was the guy
who Judson deputized and also a wanted man.
If you have ever watched The Dukes of Hazzard you'd surely remember
this Cowboy. He was Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.
He was an American television, film,
character, voice and stage actor, writer, director, acting coach,
artist, college professor, and musician, whose career spanned seven
decades of television. He appeared as a guest on various country
music shows and a few talk shows.
Jim kept busy through the years with his production company -
Best Friends Films. Besides being an actor he also has done some
writing and directing.
Born: July 26,
1926, Powderly, Kentucky
Died: April 6, 2015, Hickory, North Carolina
You should see the list of credits this Cowboy has!
I tip my Cowgirl hat
James Best on Facebook/Obituary
Helen Beverly as Sweeney's wife, May
Beverley/Beverly, performed in Yiddish theater as well as in the
Yiddish films Green Fields - She was Hodel
(the blind) in The Light Ahead - Overture to Glory.
Beverley was the female lead, in
Green Fields (1937). Beverley also starred in The Light Ahead (1939)
and had a smaller role in Overture to Glory (1940).
She appeared in Green Fields with Herschel Bernardi.
She also was a guest on This is your Life for Herschel Bernardi.
She also appeared in Charlie Chan picture
Black Magic ― The
Master Race and the musical Stairway for a Star.
In the 1950s she had small roles in
The Shrike. She made her last big screen appearance in the film
Beverley was once married to the late actor Lee J. Cobb.
Born: November 9,
1916, United States of America
Died: July 15, 2011, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Edward Binns as Keely Thompson, the trail boss in
The Apprentice Sheriff.
Served in the U.S.
Merchant Marine in WW II as a wireless officer.
His acting career lasted for .forty years with one hundred and
seventy-eights to his credit.
Has appeared in four films that were nominated for
the Best Picture Oscar: 12 Angry Men (1957), Judgment at
Nuremberg (1961) Patton (1970) and The Verdict
(1982). Of the four, only Patton (1970) was a winner in the
He had his own TV show Brenner, as Roy Brenner, a hardened twenty
year cop with the NYPD.
He had recurring roles on The Defenders ― The Doctor and the
Special Agent 7.
12, 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: December 4, 1990, Brewster, New York
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