Rest in Peace, Joan Taylor

Actress Joan Taylor passed away on Sunday at the age of 82.  She played store owner Milly Scott in seasons 3 and 4 of The Rifleman.  As a love interest for widower Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors), she brought mature intelligence and warmth to this classic western.

Joan Taylor on The Rifleman with Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix

Joan Taylor on The Rifleman with (clockwise from top) Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by duchess mccain on March 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Nice pictures! She sure was a feisty match for Lucas!

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    • I think she was my favorite as far as love interests for Lucas. I also like how she was a friend to Mark without ever playing “mother” to him.

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  2. Truly, a timeless beauty …

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  3. Posted by i am bloggista on March 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    RIP Joan Taylor. Your show “The Rifleman” is one of the best in the 60’s.

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  4. Posted by Nelia Green on March 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    …Her life force really shines through her photographs – beautiful soul.

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  5. Posted by Marla Varner on March 15, 2015 at 1:37 am

    RIP Joan Taylor – I didn’t start watching The Rifleman until later in life. I guess I was too immature to appreciate the message and values of this show. I always wanted Lucas to marry the character Joan played. She was effortlessly beautiful and a pleasure to watch. You will be missed.

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  6. Posted by Marla Varner on March 15, 2015 at 1:38 am

    RIP Joan Taylor – I didn’t start watching The Rifleman until later in life. I guess I was too immature to appreciate the message and values of this show. I always wanted Lucas to marry Milly. She was effortlessly beautiful and a pleasure to watch. You will be missed.

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