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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 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.

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David Leland ― George Lindsey
Morris Lippert ― James Luisi
Karl Lukas ― Ken Lynch

Jack Lambert ― Harry Lauter
Linda Lawson ― Carol Leigh
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David Leland as Cousin Healey in The Woman.

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 storekeeper.

Born: October 29, 1921 in Colorado
Died: April 17, 1987 (age 65) in Hollywood, California
 


Bethel Leslie as Teresa Miller in Stopover.

Bethel Leslie 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 twenty credits.
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 Series).

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 The Promoter.
Jack Lester played Black Hat Murphy. He's the man who Lucas beat in the sharpshooter contest.

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 (1968).

He appeared as Sky King on ABC Radio's Sky King (1948-1950).

Born: August 10, 1915 in Enid, Oklahoma
Died: September 18, 2004 (age 89) in North Hills, California
 


George Lindsey as Dove in Requiem at Mission Springs.

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 Gunsmoke.

Joe Benson and George were friends and often would golf together along with Ken Curtis.

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