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COURTESY OF "CHUCK CONNORS: THE MAN BEHIND THE RIFLE" BY DAVID FURY

Paul Fix

He was born Paul Fix Morrison on March 13, 1901. He was an exceptional character actor whose movie career spanned fifty years from 1928-79, including roles in "The Westerner", "Bombardier", "The Fighting Seabees", "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon", "The Bad Seed", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "The Sons Of Katie Elder", "El Dorado", and many more. His television work included numerous appearances on "Perry Mason", "Wagon Train", "Gunsmoke", "The Zane Grey Theatre", and "The Big Valley". His role as Micah Torrance was introduced in October 1958 in which he played a former famous Marshal crippled from a gunfight and ends up as a drunken derelict. Lucas takes him on as a hired hand to help rehabilitate him. The act is successful and the new Marshal Micah Torrance becomes a respected authority figure in North Fork, who on many occasions calls upon Lucas to help make the town a safe place to live. Paul Fix died on October 14, 1983.


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