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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter L 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
This section of character actors is dedicated to each & everyone one of
character actors that
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.
Jack Lambert ―
Linda Lawson ―
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David Leland as Cousin Healey in
David Leland has never appeared in a movie, but has done several TV
Series such as: Laredo — Wagon Train — M Squad — Wanted: Dead or
Alive — Bourbon Street Beat — Sugarfoot — Buckskin — The Restless
Gun — Bronco — Cimarron City — Pony Express — Zane Grey Theater —
Have Gun - Will Travel — Harbor Command.
He has appeared in
a movie in 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West as a Prison
Born: October 29, 1921
Died: April 17, 1987 (age 65) in Hollywood, California
Bethel Leslie as Teresa Miller in
was discovered at age 13 by George Abbott, who cast her in the
play Snafu in 1944.
Her acting career spanned thirty years with one hundred and
Bethel Leslie, stage and film actress earned a Best Featured
Actress Tony Award nomination as the drug-addicted mother in
A Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway in 1986
Leslie was a regular on
The Richard Boone Show, which won her an Emmy Award
nomination for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a
Leading Role for her work in the episode Statement of Fact.
During the season Bethel played everything from a seductive ax
murderess to a dumb gangster's moll, to an Irish scrub woman,
through a whole series of witchy mothers. She also was a regular
on The Doctors as Dr. Maggie Powers (1965 - 1968 TV
Leslie was the head writer
for The Secret Storm in 1954. She also wrote scripts for
Gunsmoke (she helped write Sam McTavish, M.D. I
love this episode, this is the one where Doc Adams falls in love
and almost gets married!) ― Bracken's World ― Barnaby
Jones ― McCloud ― The New Land ― Matt Helm
― Falcon Crest.
Born: August 3, 1929, New York City, NY
Died: November 28, 1999, Manhattan, New York City, NY
Jack Lester as Black Hat Murphy
Jack Lester played
Black Hat Murphy. He's the man who Lucas beat in the
In 1935 he started out as a
dancer in Redheads on Parade with thirty-six credits to
his name. He is known for The Last Unicorn (1982) ―
The Flight of Dragons (1982) ― Jennie: Wife/Child
He appeared as Sky King on ABC Radio's Sky King
Born: August 10, 1915 in Enid, Oklahoma
Died: September 18, 2004 (age 89) in North Hills, California
Lindsey has a Bachelors
Degree in Bioscience from the University of Alabama and was a
science teacher before deciding to become an actor. Former high
school teacher and briefly a stand-up comic.
It looks like he might have
gotten his start on The Rifleman in 1963. He has over
forty years of acting and forty-one credits.
I'm sure we all know this character, Goober from The Andy
Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.
Remember him on Hee-Haw?
Although he was best known as Goober, Lindsey appeared in other
TV roles such as: The Wonderful World of Disney (
Disney used his talents in a handful of projects, both as comedy
support in features and voice over to a few of their animated
characters) ― CHIPs ― The Glen Campbell ― Goodtime Hour
― The Real McCoys ― The Alfred Hitchcock Hour ― Twilight Zone ―
Love American Style and he once shot Matt Dillon on
Joe Benson and George were
friends and often would golf together along
with Ken Curtis.
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