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Edgar Buchanan appeared in
episodes of The Rifleman. Five episodes as Doc Burrage
The Pet ―
The Second Witness ―
The Deadly Wait ―
The Angry Man and as Grandpa Fogarty in
The Long Goodbye.
There were two
doctors before Doc Burrage although neither of them were ever named
or given credit. Those two episodes were The Sharpshooter
and The Marshal. In End of a Young Gun
Lucas told Hank he would go get Doc Sedley? Doc Burrage was first
introduced to The Rifleman in The Pet.
Doc Burrage was a regular character ~ how many different actors
played Doc Burrage? Can you name them?
Edgar Buchanan was born March 20, 1903 in
Birth Name: William Edgar Buchanan
He died April 4, 1979 in Palm Desert, California from a stroke
complicated by pneumonia
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Buchanan studied at the University of Oregon, to become a
dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From
1929 to 1937 he was the practiced oral surgery in Eugene,
Oregon. He then moved his practice to Altadena, CA. Later he
joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, giving up dentistry
at the age of 36 to become an actor. He provided dentistry
skills on the set numerous times.
He went on to play Uncle Joe in the series Petticoat
Junction. He was one of only three co-stars of
Petticoat Junction who remained with the series for
its entire seven-year run. How many of you remember him as
Judge Roy Bean? He was in Shane and he
appeared as Judge Bryson in Move over Darling with
Chuck. His friend and frequent co-star Glenn Ford brought
him back to costar in his TV series Cade's County
in the early 1970s. He appeared in a total of 13 different
productions with Glenn Ford.
Edgar also played Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick Red Connors in the short lived
Hopalong Cassidy TV series.
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