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Cowgirl
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We've all heard of the game, connect the dots. Lets play a game, connect the people.

Boy I hope I can explain this right, if you don't understand, please ask.

You start with a character or person that was on The Rifleman and connect them to another person that had connections to another actor. You cannot use that same person in The Rifleman more than once in one connection. But you can use them again in another connection. Please give an explanation for the connection.

Me first.....

Gloria DeHaven was in The Rifleman / Eddies Daughter as Lillian Halstead. Gloria was married to actor John Payne. John Payne and Chuck Connors appeared together in the movie Hold Back the Night (1956).

Put on your thinking caps! :confusedcowboy:

"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
A cowgirl's work is never done.

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Posted : 13/01/2019 6:31 am
Deneen
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Pat Hogan as Artak in "The Raid".
He was the Indian who confronted Chaqua about killing Mark.
Pat also appeared with Chuck Connors in Tales of Wells Fargo / Sam Bass (1957) before "The Rifleman".

"Indian Paint" - Pat starred with his brothers-in-laws - Johnny Crawford and
Robert (Bobby) Crawford Jr.
He was married to Johnny & Bobby's sister - Nance Crawford.

Is this the kinda stuff you mean - CowGirl? :dontknow:

* Johnny Crawford *You Are In My Prayers :angel5:

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Posted : 13/01/2019 8:00 am
wildwest
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I am not sure this is what you want.....let me know

Enid Jaynes was in 6 episodes and she was married to Jules Levy

Harry Carey Jr was in 2 episodes and was son in law of Paul Fix. Harrys Mother Olive was also in episode Shivaree as Ma Wilson. Harry also was on Branded with Chuck

Beverly Pratt Fix was married to Paul and wrote episode The Queue

and of course Robert was connected to Johnny. I thought I read one time Johnnys Mother acted with one of the producers of Rifleman before it was a show. not sure which producer it was now and cant find the article again. anyone have this info? its all in who you know I guess

Bill Quinn Sweeney was father in law to Bob Newhart but the connection is he also was on Arrest and Trial with Chuck

Amanda Ames/Eileen Harley was on several episodes. she was married to Arnold Laven. she was also on Arrest and Trial and Geronimo with Chuck

Robert Culp was in 2 episodes and he also wrote Waste. He starred in Trackdown and Johnny was also on Trackdown

Michael Landon was in 2 episodes and later Johnny was on Little House on the Prairie

Michael Ansara was on Rifleman and also Branded. sadly he died in the same quicksand hole Lucas rescued Mark from.

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

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Posted : 13/01/2019 10:08 am
Cowgirl
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and of course Robert was connected to Johnny. I thought I read one time Johnnys Mother acted with one of the producers of Rifleman before it was a show. not sure which producer it was now and cant find the article again. anyone have this info? its all in who you know I guess

This was Arnold Gardner.

Good job dudettes! Keep going.....

John Anderson was in eleven episodes of The Rifleman. He also appeared in Geronimo (1962) with Chuck Connors
Adam West
Lawrence Dobkin
Enid Jaynes Enid Jaynes
Denver Pyle
Wallace Earl Laven
Joe Higgins
Whitey Hughes
William Hughes
Brian G. Hutton

Arthur Gardner ... executive producer
Arnold Laven ... producer
Jules V. Levy ... executive producer (as Jules Levy)

"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
A cowgirl's work is never done.

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Posted : 13/01/2019 11:56 am
wildwest
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Billy Hughes was in 3 episodes. His uncle was Whitey Hughes, stuntman and extra in Rifleman. Billy was in Arrest and Trial and Good Morning Miss Dove with Chuck

Claude Akins was in 3 episodes. also was with Chuck in Gambler, Branded and Ride Beyond Vengeance. the brawl in Ride Beyond Vengeance took 2 days to film. in Chucks book Claude is listed as one of his lifelong friends

James Drury was in 2 episodes. also was inducted into National Cowboy Hall of Fame with Chuck same year 1991. lifelong friend of Chucks

Don Grady was in 2 episodes and also a Mouseketeer with Johnny

Cheryl Holdridge was in 1 episode and also a Mouseketeer with Johnny

Joe Higgins, our beloved Nils, was also in Flipper and Geronimo with Chuck

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

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Posted : 14/01/2019 8:59 am
Deneen
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You girls sure do know your stuff - Great Job! :happycowboy:

* Johnny Crawford *You Are In My Prayers :angel5:

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Posted : 14/01/2019 11:55 pm
Cowgirl
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Adam Williams was in six episodes of The Rifleman and before The Rifleman he appeared with Chuck in the movie Dragonfly Squadron (1954) and after The Rifleman he appeared with Chuck in Arrest and Trial (1964).
Before The Rifleman he appeared with Johnny in The Space Children (1958).

Denver Pyle appeared in 5 episodes of The Rifleman and with Chuck & Johnny in When the West was Fun.
He also appeared with Johnny Crawford in The Lone Ranger ― The Cross of Santo Domingo (1956 - before The Rifleman). He was Mark's "Pa" before Lucas.

"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
A cowgirl's work is never done.

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Posted : 15/01/2019 4:48 am
wildwest
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R G Armstrong as Sheriff Fred Tomlinson was also Johnnys Pa on El Dorado

some trivia.....in Vision Mark said...... “My insides…they hurt something awful, Pa."
In El Dorado he said while dying....."my insides feel like they are on fire".....almost the same scene
Paul Fix on Rifleman and El Dorado

Johnny was on Lone Ranger with Jay Silverheels. Jay was also in Indian Paint

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

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Posted : 16/01/2019 9:57 am
Cowgirl
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Chuck Connors and Alberto Monte appeared together in Baranca / The Rifleman and Branded /The Test.

Milan Smith appeared in The Rifleman and also in Branded / The Test.

Robert Culp appeared in The Rifleman with Johnny and earlier in Trackdown in two episodes.

Chuck, Johnny & Joan Taylor all appeared on Wagon Train in different episodes with Ward Bond.

"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
A cowgirl's work is never done.

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Posted : 16/01/2019 11:39 am
Cowgirl
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Ron Hagerthy appeared in The Rifleman, but before The Rifleman he appeared with Johnny in Cavalcade of America / The Boy Nobody Wanted. Johnny appeared as the young Billy Branson and Hagerthy as Billy Branson older.

Also Roy Barcroft who appeared in The Rifleman / Outlaw's Shoes was Billy Branson's foster parent.

"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
A cowgirl's work is never done.

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Posted : 17/01/2019 4:36 am
wildwest
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Paul Fix was on Gunsmoke and Wagon Train. Paul was in everything. occasionally I run across an OLD movie and yup Paul is in it! He has 219 movie credits and two writing credits. and of all that he is best knows as our Micah

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

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Posted : 17/01/2019 8:55 am
Dana
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Edgar Buchanan played both doc burrage and grandpa fogarty on the rifleman.Edgar Buchanan played Cary Grant's best friend in penny serenaded. (I bet they were real life friends, too!) Cheryl holdridge, who played sally walker, Mark's first crush thing, married lance reventlow, the son of barbara Hutton and stepson of Cary Grant.

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Posted : 17/01/2019 7:40 pm
wildwest
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Chuck and Edgar Buchanan were in Move Over Darling

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

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Posted : 21/01/2019 7:53 am
Dana
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Chuck and Edgar Buchanan were in Move Over Darling

Also regarding move over darling, Chuck plays Steven Burkett, Doris Day's wannabe other man. Polly Bergen plays Bianca, James Garner's wannabe other woman. Polly Bergen and Jerome Courtland, who plays uncle johnny in the brother-in-law, were ex-spouses.

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Posted : 23/01/2019 4:53 am
wildwest
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Dana I did not know that about Jerome, interesting

Chuck and Johnny both acted w Loretta young

Chuck and Bobby Crawford were both on Gunsmoke

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

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Posted : 23/01/2019 6:03 am
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