The Rifleman

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I have been binge-watching The Rifleman series. For a kid who sees people being killed every day, Mark sure is a pleasant little boy. I haven't gotten to the later seasons yet but I remembered Mark as being kind of stiff, and with very few speaking lines other than, "Yes, pa" or "Sorry, pa," but at least in the first two seasons, he has a fairly significant role and is quite animated. Not a bad actor, actually.

     
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    Ahhh- memories !
     
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    I watch it every Sat morning here. it runs from 5 am up to noon.on AMCTV. always was a fav of mine. real name Johnny Crawford comes from a family of professional entertainers, and thanks to the inspiration of his parents and grandparents, he has been entertaining audiences throughout the world over the past six decades as an actor and musician.
    Johnny Crawford's entertainment career began in 1955, when he was cast as one of Walt Disney's original Mousketeers. I never knew that. funny how they lived a normal life at the ranch but dad there was always ventilating the bad guy with that special 30-30. I think all the episodes are on youtube
     
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    I watched that and all the westerns when I was growing up and loved them....they don't appeal to me now though.
     
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    I quite liked Wanted with Steve McQueen.
    I like to watch these old shows and try to place all the actors faces.
    it's really interesting to see where some famous actors started their careers.
     
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    I remember watching the rifleman. Was one of my favorites, but always liked any good western.
     
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    Johnny Crawford actually sang, as well. He had one charted hit, "Today is Cindy's Birthday", or maybe, "Cindy's Birthday".

    I liked the kid.
    Frank
     
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    Chuck Connors played pro baseball and pro basketball, plus he was drafted by a pro football team, but never actually played in a game.
     
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    When networks earn money from viewers who watch their shows, you'd think they might owe them something at the end. Apparently, The Rifleman was abruptly cancelled at the end of the 5th season because there is no finale or indication that the last episode wasn't just another episode. Although Johnny Crawford had a couple of music albums, some of which were done during his time on The Rifleman, he only sang in two episodes, one of them being the last episode.
     
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    I always felt Chuck Conners seemed too stoical, pre-occupied, he never smiled, rarely displayed true emotion, I thought. Still, he was loved by the public, and that's what counted.

    What counts today to the public? I'm open to suggestions. Frank
     
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