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These three actors from The Rifleman were family in real life  

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This article was on today. I had no idea that Paul Fix & Harrry Carey Jr. were related.

Posted : 26/08/2020 10:10 am
Lucas McCain/The Rifleman Admin

Harry Carey's father was Harry Carey Sr., the silent film star and later B-movie cowboy and A-list character actor and his mother was Olive Carey who also appeared in The Rifleman in Shivaree as Ma Wilson.
He was the son-in-law of ours truly, Paul Fix. He was married to Paul's daughter Marilyn.

This is interesting because Paul Fix's niece, Carolyn, did his biography for me years ago. She got permission from Paul's daughter, Marilyn to do this for me. Of course Marilyn was married to Harry Carey Jr.

Paul Fix

Thanks for posting!

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Posted : 27/08/2020 6:45 am
Micah Torrance Ranch Hand, Alumni

Wow, that is really an interesting article! I didn't know any of those things about Paul Fix and his family. I really like the last line of the article; it's an excellent way to finish the story. :yes:

Thanks for posting that article, Flabirder.

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Posted : 27/08/2020 7:29 am
Lucas McCain/The Rifleman Ranch Hand, Alumni

Thanks Cowgirl and flabirder for this great information. and Paul has the distinction of being in more movies than anyone........what a feat!

I just love Paul!!

:cowgirl: "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and He shall stand beside me later on." (Lucas in Home Ranch) :gunfightercowboy:

Posted : 28/08/2020 7:47 am