For fans of The Rifleman....Johnny Crawford has passed away.


I hadn't heard, thank you

I hadn't heard, thank you for posting. I'm a Rifleman fan. Saw Johnny perform with his band several years back.

RIP, Johnny Crawford

The Rifleman was a great show. It was one of many Westerns during the 60s and is still watched today.


It airs on the MeTV channel everyday.


I remember growing up as a kid in the 50's and 60's watching The Rifleman. Always liked the show, probably still do. Just happened to watched a couple of old episodes a few weeks ago.

Steve - 2 Nuvi 3597

Hated to hear. It. Man, a

Hated to hear. It. Man, a lot of the great people I watched in the 60’s are going away. I’m 61 now, so I know add a good 25-30 years on top of that, and they would be in their late 80s to 90s. Hope I make it to my 90’s just so I can harass my daughter, lol. Have a great week, everyone.

Mark McCain

I always enjoyed the show and still do. But, some of the things that the shows writers did with his character. I would sit (still do) in front of the TV and think, why did he do that? Why didn't he listen to Lucas? But then I think, typical kid. I was like that. So, it was kind of like looking at kids and teenagers as they really are. Johnny was a fantastic singer and I enjoyed listening to his music. I believe complication of Alzheimer's was the cause of his death.

With God, all things are possible. ——State motto of the Great State of Ohio


I was fan too.

RKF (Brookeville, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

RIP Johnny

That's sad news. I did like "The Rifleman" and the "Mickey Mouse Club" as a kid. Subscribers to Disney+ can see his appearances as one of the original Mousketeers, and in fact I had rewatched two or three of the first MMC episodes only recently. In one obituary I read, they quoted Johnny as saying he got fired as a Mouseketeer after the first season because he kept looking at Annette Funicello. I think he was 9 or 10 years old at the time! Precocious guy!

"141 could draw faster than he, but Irving was looking for 143..."

Yeah, it is hell getting

Yeah, it is hell getting old. One looses all memory. Thank God for MeTV keeping old memories alive.


Sorry to hear this, RIP. FWIW, I thought his father was not a coward, and got a raw deal from the Army. wink