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This is a list of character actors whose last name
ending in the letter S 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.
Fred Sherman as Tom the Telegraph Operator in
The Man from Salinas.
Fred Sherman began his career in tent shows and vaudeville
eventually working in films and television.
Fred Sherman also appeared with Robert Culp in an episode of
He was a regular on
Cimarron City as Burt Purdy.
He appeared with Chuck Connors in Death in Small Doses (1957).
He appeared with Joan Taylor in War Drums (1957).
Some of his movies are
The Tall T (1957) ― Seven Men from Now
(1956) ― Chain Lightning (1950) ― Too Many Women (1942) and Hi,
Some of his TV Appearances: Perry Mason ― The Andy Griffith Show
and I Love Lucy.
After completing an episode of the Andy Griffith Show in 1962 he
suffered a stroke which confined him to hospitals and the Motion
Picture Country Home where he died in 1969.
Born: May 14, 1905 in South Dakota, USA
Died: May 20, 1969 (age 64) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,
Eddie Little Sky as the Apache in The Indian.
Eddie Little Sky
also appeared with Chuck in Branded as Blue Hawk in
One Way Out and
A Taste of Poison. Before
Rifleman and Branded he appeared with Chuck in Tomahawk Trail and Big-Foot Wallace.
A veteran of World War II, he served in
the United States Navy. Eddie was an oil field wildcat and he began working the
rodeo circuit as a bull rider and bareback rider.
In 1955 he got his start in acting when he was hired to ride a horse at
Disneyland for the Painted Desert attraction. He later worked for Disney but as
an actor in Texas John Slaughter: End of the Trail and Daniel Boone: The
He has appeared on numerous movies and TV series in the 1950s through the 1970s.
Eddie Little Sky had a recurring
role on How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series) (1976 - 1978)
Eddie was a was a Native American
actor of the Oglala Lakota tribe.
He has appeared in 36 feature films and over 60 television shows,
mainly westerns in the role of a Native American. He was one of the
first Native American actors to play Native American roles and is
best remembered for his performance as Black Eagle in the 1970 film
A Man Called Horse.
Upon his retirement from the film industry in the late 1970s, he
worked as director of the Oglala Lakota Tribal Parks and Recreation
Edsel Wallace Little Sky
Born: August 15, 1926 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Died: September 5, 1997 (age 71) in Pennington, South Dakota
Martha Smith as one of the ladies at the picnic in
Pam Smith as Susan in Honest Abe.
Pam was the girl jumping rope.
Besides The Rifleman Pam appeared in
Leaver It to Beaver as Beaver's first date and Bonanza.
She appeared in two Movies: Which Way to the Front? (1970) and Misty
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