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five stars from Bonanza appeared on The Rifleman?"
them appeared twice.....do you who they are?
There were a number of well-known
guest stars during the first season, many of them went on to have
shows of their own.
In which three episodes
do we see two of the 'Cartwright boys?'
There were five actors who appeared on The Rifleman that were
Bonanza — do you know who they are?
Actor | Producer | Director
Michael Landon who appeared in
a Young Gun as Will Fulton the
young gun who wanted to go straight ―
Reader as Billy Mathis who was
accused of killing
Hallager, Lucy's father.
also appeared with Chuck Connors in Tales of Wells Fargo
/ Sam Bass (1957), before The Rifleman.
He went on to
play Little Joe on
Bonanza. I would say other then Bonanza, his
next best thing would be
Little House on the Prairie.
Birth name: Eugene Maurice
Michael Landon was born on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills,
Queens, New York.
He died July 1, 1991 in Malibu, California
of pancreatic cancer.
Michael Landon left a legacy of himself and
great TV shows for us to enjoy!
May you rest in peace Cowboy!
Actor | Soundtrack
Dan Blocker as Peter Snipe in The Sister,
he was one of Rebecca's brothers.
Mort Mills appeared on Bonanza five times.
played Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright on Bonanza.
Bonanza was not on the air until a year
Dan Blocker provided tenderness,
strength and comedy for the viewing enjoyment
for fans of all ages. Blocker's sudden death
during the 1972-73 taping season left a void
that could not be filled, and the series ended
There is a museum located
in O'Donnell dedicated to Dan Blocker. O'Donnell
is located in the panhandle of West Texas, about
40 miles south of Lubbock, Texas.
and owned the Bonanza steak house restaurant
The Long Goodbye a 1973 movie was
dedicated to him:
In Memoriam for Dan Blocker. Robert
Altman, who had directed many early episodes of
(1959, had originally cast his friend in the
role of Roger Wade, but he died before filming
commenced. The role subsequently was filled by
Bobby Don Blocker
Born: December 10, 1928 in De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas
Died: May 13, 1972 (age 43) in Los Angeles, California
Victor Sen Yung
Actor | Soundtrack
The Queue as Wang Chi
Birth Name: Sen Yung
Victor Sen Yung was born on October 18, 1915 in San Francisco, California.
He died November 9, 1980 in North Hollywood, California, of accidental
Victor Sen Yung went on to play Hop Sing in
Bonanza. He was on Bonanza from start to finish.
Victor Sen Yung played the role of Number Two Son in 25
Charlie Chan films during the late 1930s and most of the 1940's.
You can't help but love this guy! Hop
Sing was one of a kind
Actor | Writer
Bing Russell played Hode Evans in A
Matter of Faith, he was the one who
ruffed up Jonas Epps the rain maker and
threw the dirt at Lucas. In Seven
he played Sanchez, he was one of
the condemned murderers who escaped and took
over the town of North Fork.
The '7' Prisoners
appeared with Chuck and Paul Fix in the 1979
TV Movie, Set This Town on Fire.
He appeared in
Branded with Chuck in two episodes ―
Very few Heroes &
He also appeared in fifty-five episodes of
Bonanza, fifty-three as Deputy
Clem Foster from 1961 -1973.
He appeared in The Magnificent Seven and he also appeared
on the The Untouchables.
is the father of actor Kurt Russell. He appeared in Overboard
with his son, Kurt & Goldie Hawn. He's done a lot of great
I tip my cowgirl hat to you!
Born: Neil Oliver Russell
May 5, 1926 in Brattleboro, Vermont
Died: April 8, 2003 (age 76) in Thousand Oaks, California
Actor | Soundtrack
Ray Teal played
Ray Teal played Sheriff Coffee in Bonanza ― 1960
I'm sure you
would remember him best as the no-nonsense
Sheriff Roy Coffee on Bonanza. He was on
Bonanza for 12 years (1960-1972). He was one
of the most versatile character actors in the
business. In his almost 40-year career he played
everything from cops to gunfighters to sheriffs
to gangsters to a judge at the Nuremberg War
Crimes trials. He could play a kindly
grandfather in one film and a bullying, sadistic
killer in the next, and be equally believable in
both roles. A great character actor!
Birth Name: Ray Elgin
Born: January 12, 1902 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Died: April 2, 1976 (age 74) in Santa Monica, California
*piddlin' stuff.....Michael Landon was the only
original cast member of Bonanza who never wore a
hairpiece during the filming of Bonanza. Pernell
Roberts and Lorne Greene began the series with
hairpieces. Greene wore his modest frontal piece in
private life, too, whereas Roberts preferred not to
wear his, even to rehearsals. Dan Blocker began
wearing a toupée in 1968, as he began to lose his
hair. Even Victor Sen Yung's Hop wore an attached
ponytail. Landon dyed his hair throughout the run of
the series, as he began to go gray when he was
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