‘The Rebel’

Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 6, 2008

Who starred in the old black-and-white show about Johnny Yuma, The Rebel? I can see his face, but can't connect a name.
—John G. Navelanko, Greensboro, Pa.

Nick Adams played Johnny Yuma, a former Confederate soldier roaming the Southwest after the Civil War, in The Rebel, which aired from 1959 to 1961. You also may remember the show's theme song, sung by Johnny Cash. Adams' acting career was cut short in 1968 when he was found dead at the age of 36 from an overdose of drugs he was taking for a nervous disorder.