Running from the late 1950’s to the early 60’s, The Rifleman set the standard for modern-day television.
The show was something different than the usual shows back in the day, which attempted to unify people from various backgrounds.
The show gathered a huge following thanks to its originality and gallant confrontation against social issues.
What made the show such powerful was the ensemble it put together. Let’s find out what the cast of The Rifleman are up to these days.
Joan Taylor (Milly Scott)
Joan Taylor (August 18, 1929-March 4,2012) was an American television and film actress.
Taylor was more of a guest star on the show and her appearances as Lucas’s love interest came towards the end of her career.
Joan enjoyed a good long run in TV and made several films throughout her life.
Joan left behind three daughters and six grandchildren when she sadly passed away due to natural causes.
Bill Quinn (Frank Sweeney)
Bill Quinn (May 6, 1901- April 29, 1994) was an American actor. He appeared in more than 150 acting roles throughout his career.
The actor was loved worldwide for the portrayal of Frank Sweeney, the well mannered bartender in the show.
His last role was as Dr, McCoy’s father in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Bill left behind his wife Mary Catherine Roden and three children.
Paul Fix (Micah Torrance)
Peter Paul Fix (March 13, 1901-October 14,1983) was an American film and Television character actor.
Fix appeared in more than a hundred movies and dozens of television shows over a 56-year career spanning from 1925 to 1981.
Fix sadly passed away due to kidney failure in his Los Angeles home at the age of 82.
Johnny Crawford (Mark Mccain)
American actor and musician, John Ernest Crawford (born March 26, 1946), played the role of Mark McCain, son of Lucas McCain in the series.
After enjoying a global recognition at a young age, he continued his acting career with various small roles in television.
Also a musician, Crawford has released six studio albums. His hit song, Cindy’s Birthday, made it to no. 8 on Billboard in 1962.
Now a retired artist, Crawford resides in Los Angeles enjoying his life to the fullest.
Chuck Connors (Lucas Mccain)
Kevin Joseph Aloysius “Chuck” Connors (April 10,1921-November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player.
Connors played the role of Lucas Mccain, a brave and courageous father figure who always stood for what was right in his community.
After ‘The Rifleman,’ Connors went on to act in more than twenty films and TV series before sadly passing away at the age of 71.