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Johnny Crawford and his mother review a script together
Johnny's brother Bobby Crawford is flanked by The Rifleman producers and co-founders Jules Levy and Arthur Gardner
The Rifleman producer and co-founder Arthur Gardner, age 102 in 2012, with Johnny Crawford
More than 320 fans shared personal messages of support and fond recollections dedicated to Johnny during the 2020 holiday season.
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Hi, Johnny -
You are part of entertainment history - thank you for all of the wonderful memories you have provided to your audiences, both on The Rifleman as well as through your musical performances.
Dee Long, Bethlehem, PA

Dear Johnny,
What great joy you have brought to so many people. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday!!!!

Hello Johnny
I just wanted to wish I a happy holiday season and I wanted you to know that I watch you every afternoon on the Rifleman. You did a great job playing Mark.

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you and your family Gods grace and blessings for the season and throughout the years to come. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
Teri, Bryan,TX

Merry Christmas Johnny and Family!
My dad grew up watching The Rifleman and enjoys watching it to this day. I am also a big fan! I wish you all the best!
Leah K.,
Detroit, MI

Wishing you the best.
Jim Peffley, Harrisburg, PA

I have been a huge fan of the Rifleman since 1958. It is my all time favorite show and always will be You are a big part of the reason that I feel that way. You are constantly in my thoughts, and wish you all the best.
A huge fan, Mike Pitt

Dear Johnny,
I thank you for the countless memories as Mark in the Rifleman Series, you brought love to many families who were able to place themselves into your character.

Hang in there and hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
G Sapp, Macon, GA

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you the best in the coming year and all the best this Christmas season.
Best wishes,
Michele Martinez, Fort Worth, TX

We wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Years
Vickie & Jim Roff & Mingo, my service dog you met in 2016-17 in Kanab

Loved you on The Rifleman, you and Chuck Connors were perfect together. Wish you all the best.

Dear Johnny,
Prayers for your good being and health. Wishing the best holiday season you can have along with your family....
Connie Acheson, Henderson, AR

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year
Love, brandi

Dear Johnny,
My wish to you is hope that you get better soon and wish you a super holiday season. Get well soon.
Love, Victoria Gianni


Wishing you a great holiday season!
Trish and Duffy

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes for both you and Charlotte. You have been in my prayers since you entered Glen Park and I continue to pray for your recovery since getting pneumonia.
Life long fan.
J. Woods, Jackson, New Jersey

Dear Johnny,
I am wishing you a best holiday this year
from Robert W Allen, Piqua, Ohio

John Ernest Crawford,
Thank you, for being a fine example, to people everywhere. I wish you the very best of everything.
Randy Tropf, Dubuque, Iowa
P.S. I still watch The Rifleman, and enjoy it very much. I have all five DVDs.

Dear Mr Crawford.
My family and friends have enjoyed your entertaining through the years especially the years with the son of the Rifleman. You are unique and a special person in our lives and always be. Bless you. Love you always!

Dear Johnny,
I wish you and your family the very best during this holiday season. I am praying for your complete recovery. I am a life long fan.
Bruce DeFrancesco

Dear Johnny:
Thank you (and Chuck Connors) for the many hours of family entertainment your TV series has provided. Have watched it as a kid, and still enjoy it today, as does my son. Wishing you all the best.
Chris Brown, Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Always my favorite, always will be! At 86, I watched the original series, when it ended I was sad because I thought that was the end. Wonderfully I am now watching the reruns on Me TV and I feel part of your life again my friend.
Dr. Charles Dick

Dear Johnny,
Thank you for all the great episodes of the Rifleman.
Wishing you all the best.
Jamie Findlay, Canmore, AB, Canada

Dearest Johnny,
Merry Christmas and a happy new year God bless!

Thinking of you Johnny. Hang in there and be well. Thanks for entertaining us for the many years you were Mark McCain.
Howard Greenblatt, Baltimore, MD

Dear Mr. Crawford,
Please accept my most sincere prayers for you and your family. Your heartfelt portrayals during the Rifleman continue to warm my heart and present a love rarely seen in today’s world.
Continued blessings,
David - Bedford, OH


The Rifleman is hands-down one of my favorite TV shows of all time and Johnny playing Mark helped me to teach my children the rights and wrongs of being a young honorable man growing up. Thank you Johnny.

Dear Johnny,
Please remember Pa and Miss Millie are always watching over you from heaven. We love you and you are in our hearts and daily prayers. God Bless.
Guy Ognibene, Middle Village, NY

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you all the best this holiday season and many more best wishes.
Barbara Haskell

May God put His hands upon you, to comfort you, and give you Peace.
Wes, from Picture Rocks, PA

I love the episode where you sang and played the guitar for the girl with the blonde hair that just happened into town. You are the best! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Johnny!
From one of your greatest fans in New York.

Hello Mr. Crawford,
I enjoyed watching you and Mr. Connors on The Rifleman very much as I still do with the reruns the show brought many values to lots of people young and old as I’m 63 now and disabled. Merry Christmas and happy new year God bless.

As a true fan of the Rifleman I met you in the 1990s at the L.A. Comic Con. It was wonderful to finally meet you from my favorite show of all time.
Wishing you the best during this holiday season.
A devoted fan,
Alan Ouzoonian

Praying for you Johnny. May you recover fully.

To Johnny,
Please accept my sincere wish to you for the best this holiday season. And, thanks for the memories.
Dan Anderson, Major, USAF-Retired, Stuarts Draft, VA

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and best wishes for 2021.

Watch The Rifleman every day, still enjoy the series very much. They don’t make series like that anymore!!
Take care,
Bob & Vicki Stanton

Dear Johnny:
Thanks for all the great entertainment. Wishing you well.
Jack Zafran

God Bless you Johnny. Hope you know Jesus and I will pray for you.
— Owen

Dear Johnny,
You’ll never walk alone. Best wishes always.
Grayson Wilder, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

To Johnny,
Sending you a joyful holiday season. The Rifleman was my favorite program, and I still watch it to this day. Thanks for all the enjoyment I encountered from the show.
Joe Stella, Revere, Mass (Boston)

Get up partner, a little trail dust never hurt anybody. We got a few more strays to wrangle and I want to buy you a shot of red eye for all the trails you guided us through safely.

Johnny, hang in there. The power of the FORCE is with you!
God Bless.
Sally-Boy, Staten Island, New York

I grew up watching the Rifleman with my dad. I had the privilege of meeting you at Malabar Farms in Ohio. It was a life dream of mine to meet you. My prayers are sent to you and your family during this time. Stay out of trouble!

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season.
Dawn C, Culver City, CA

Thanks for all the good times you gave us.
John — Kauai, Hawaii

Such a good show Mr. Crawford. Only started watching last year and this year — 2019-2020. Love your show with Chuck Connors.
Debra L. Robinson, Lancaster, PA

Dear Johnny,
Best wishes for our 2020 Holiday Season!
Kim Hesketh, Orange, California

Mr. Crawford, wishing u a very happy holidays & I have all the seasons of The Rifleman on dvd. I have been a big fan of yours since the show started.
Truly, Dane Booth

Hey Johnny,
So entertaining watching you perform and me & my family wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Scott, Joni, & Janai Reynoldson, Grand Island, Nebraska

Mr. Crawford,
I watched your show as a kid, and I watch it as an adult. You are absolutely awesome. Believable. Professional. Talented. Thank you for entertaining us for so many years.
Doug Jeffrey, Los Angeles

Hey Johnny..aka (Mark)’s wishing the best for you. I watched the Rifleman series back in the ol’ days from the beginning and actually still watch the reruns today.
Take Care,
Michael M., Lexington, KY

Johnny, you will forever be remembered for your Grace and Fellowship. Thanks for sharing your talent and your Life with us your fans. May Our Lord be Previous to your Soul and grant you Comfort.
David Eastburn, Los Angeles, CA

Merry Christmas!
Randy & Sally Adams, Vidor, TX

I want to wish you well on this holiday season.. As a matter of fact I am watching you on the Rifleman at this very moment.I watch the show everyday. I am a loyal fan of yours and the show. Daisy Sanford. I am a 72 yr.old female.
Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New YEAR to you and your family.


Hi Johnny!
Thank you for all the joy you have brought to me and all your fans. We love you Johnny!
Mele Kalikimaka
Peggy Riley Phillips in Santa Barbara

Hi Johnny,
You are an inspiration to all of us. I watch the Rifleman daily. Johnny, what a Great actor you are. May God bless you!
— Don

You and the program helped shape my character. I was you growing up. Thank you.
God bless,
Greg Pickle Akron, Ohio, now in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dear Johnny,
Have the best holidays!
Best wishes always,
Susan Hamada

Dear Johnny,
As I am Writing this I am watching The Rifleman like I do everyday. Thank you for letting me relive my childhood everyday. I can only wish you my best and thank you for the memories. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Dear Johnny...
Sending support and love from a longtime fan in Fort Myers, Florida!
Be well,
Gary Levine

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you all the best for a blessed and Merry Christmas, and for a happy and safe New Year!
George in Wisconsin

Johnny, big fan of you and Chuck. I wanted to interview you for my radio show before I heard of your condition. All of us who are your fans wish you Gods blessings and hope and wish you the very best. Hang in there my friend. John Spoulos

I met you twice at the Memphis convention. You are wonderful man. Signing autographs, posing for photos and giving me kisses. I still watch The Rifleman when its on. Thank you for all you have given us.
Love You,
Janet Stack, Winsted, CT

I hope you have the strength and will power to fight for your memories.
Take care,

Hang tough Mark!!!
Mike M., Buffalo, NY

Dear Johnny,
Have a very Happy Holidays.
Jim Frederick, MD

Dear Johnny, My name is Tony Moore. I still watch The Rifleman everyday and I wish you well. God Bless.

Dear Johnny,
Hoping you have a very Merry Christmas and amazing holiday season.
Thank you for some fantastic memories!
Derek Mesa, California

Dear Johnny,
I have watched you for many years and years on The Riflemen TV series. It is my most favorite western ever. I wish you the best in your journey to better health.
— Steve Gatliff

Dear Johnny,
Hope you have a lovely holiday with friends and family. I watch you on Rifleman every day. Thank you for your memories of greatest show on t.v. Prayers uplifted for you.

Dear Johnny,
We are wishing you all the best this Holiday Season. We Love all The Rifleman shows. We watch them all the time.
Take care. Happy Holidays!
Edward & Pamela, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Dear Johnny,
We hope your holidays will be filled with special moments!! We thank you for all the wonderful years on Rifleman!!
God bless you,
Chris & Joanna

Dear Johnny:
Merry Christmas and thanks for all of your wonderful performances on The Rifleman. We really enjoyed them and still do as reruns.
Clement & Roberta Tuttle, Gloucester, VA

You were tough for many years as Mark, now be that some tough person now that you were then. Your fans really loved you both then and now.

Dear Johnny,
Have a great holiday!! You’ve touched the heart of alot us out there on the trail. Take care of yourself! Wish you the besr!
Mike Anderson from the wilderness of Indiana!

I had such a crush on you when I was younger. I still watch you every day in reruns. God bless you and your family this Christmas season. Thinking of you always !
Cindy Minardo, Mooresville, IN

Thank you for the great entertainment you and Chuck Connors gave us on The Rifleman — quality programming for the family. I also enjoyed your performances as a singer on the Prairie Home Companion.
God Bless,
Sherm Chester, Exeter NH

May God bless you and keep you in his loving arms. I still enjoy you on the Rifleman, and I listen to the old songs such as Rumors and Proud, and all the early 60s stuff. Thanks for great memories.
Bill Glynn Wethersfield, CT

Thanks Johnny for giving us a great hero to admire for all these years.
Paul Shearin, Dallas, TX

Dear Johnny,
Thank you for your excellent performance in The Rifleman. The episodes are still relevant.
Wishing you all the best,
James Howe, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Words cannot express the amount of joy you have brought me over the years. From being a 10 yr. old kid sitting on the floor watching you and Chuck bring justice to North Fork. May the good Lord make your life comfortable. God Bless you, Johnny.


Dear Johnny,
I had such a crush on you when I was a little girl! I love your music, your soft, peaceful voice is such a comfort in times of sadness. I know you will always be you inside, vibrant, and ever strong. My deepest admiration,
Mindi T

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you all the best this holiday season. Sending prayers and Love. I own all the seasons of Rifleman and watch it almost every day on Pluto. I am forever greatful for al you have done for entertainment.
God Bless
Tammy Burdick, Vermont

Dear Johnny,
I am 60y/o love the rifleman watch as a kid and till this day I still watch.
Wishing u the best my friend,
Mike Buco, Davenport FL

Have 3 season of The Rifleman come from denmak

Johnny — a Merry Christmas and have a blessed holiday season
— Ronnie

Dear Johnny sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I grew up watching your great show. You and your show helped teach me right from wrong. Have a very nice holiday.
Thank you, Scott Johnson.

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you well and love the show.
your fan,
Kirby Kauffman, South Bend, IN

Watched it every day!
Pastor Greg Heenan, Baton Rouge, LA

Dear Mr. Crawford,
I thoroughly enjoy seeing you on THE RIFLEMAN and in the film THE NAKED APE. God bless you this holiday season!
Your fan,
Mike Stephenson, New Castle, IN

Dear Johnny,
We just want to thank you for everything you’ve done to make our lives better. We visited you a few times and will cherish them forever. Praying for you and hope you have a nice holiday. Thanks to Charlotte for being there.
Paul & Evelyn

Dear Johnny,
Thanks so much for your work all those years. Your acting and your music still bring joy to many. I really miss the wholesome TV shows of yesteryear.
Wendy Troxell, Antioch, California

Dear Johnny,
I am 65 years old and The Rifleman still brings me joy every time I watch it! Prayers for you!
Michele, SD

I still watch The Rifleman every day on MeTV. Merry Christmas!

Dear Johnny,
Loved the tv show. Wishing you the best. Merry Christmas.

Thank you for the all the wonderful times we spent together in my living room. Unfortunately, you were on a 16” TV screen. We have the same birthday March 26.
Michael Moore family, Tucson, AZ

I was born in 1953 and watched The Rifleman growing up and since. The show is a treasure — your performance in it was dramatic, funny and insightful all at once. My favorite episode? Without a doubt, the 2-part The Wyoming Story. Merry Christmas!

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you happiness and love.
W. Bell, Rowlett, Texas

We all are thankful for all that you have given to us baby boomers.
Alan Kaminsky

Dear and sweet Johnny,
You were always one of my favorite young Actors. Have a wonderful Christmas, may God bless you and keep you safe.
Lei Marchand-Jacques

I loved growing up with you.

Hello Johnny,
Thank you for the fine work you did on the Rifleman. I enjoyed those episodes as I grew up. I do hope you do well and can share in the appreciation we all feel from our memories of you.

Dear Johnny,
Hope you are doing well. Thanks for the memories on The Rifleman.
Chuck Baker from Charleston, West Virginia

Dear Johnny,
Hope you have the best life this season.
Robert Primm, Holton, Kansas

You have brought joy into the lives of millions of people for more than 60 years! Wishing you all the best.
Thank you.
Regan Goodwin, Temecula, CA

Dear Johnny,
My father and I used to watch The Rifleman every Saturday and I can still watch it most any Saturday on TV. I wanted to tell you, I really enjoyed seeing you and Chuck Connors act together. You take care!!
Beth Cochran from Richmond Va.

Dear Johnny,
Wishing you a blessed holiday season from two of your loyal fans in Texas.

Love watching all the reruns awesome show.

Best wishes for all your holiday seasons. The Rifleman series, like many other like made for TV shows, had a deep rooted message of right and wrong ... and that is something that is missing in today’s shows.. Thank you and all who were a part of it.

Happy Holidays, Johnny, from your pals at Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions!
Northfork, N.M.

From all the guys at LGL - Thank you, Johnny Crawford for being our inspiration.

Dear Johnny,
Thank you for the years of delight you brought to so many fans of your dance orchestra dating all the way back to your days as Mark McCain on The Rifleman.
Best wishes this holiday season!
Lisbet T, Temecula, CA