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    'Gunsmoke' Star James Arness Dies at Age 88

    RIP: James Arness American Hero.



    You may not know he was Wounded in the leg during the 1944 invasion at Anzio, Italy, Arness was hospitalized for a year and that is why he walked like he did.

    His younfer brother actor Peter Graves passed away not too long ago.

    They were both great actors and James was a great American as well.

    I would have posted this under another area but he was more than just an actor.


    'Gunsmoke' Star James Arness Dies at Age 88 - FoxNews.com
    James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday.

    He was 88.

    The actor died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, Calif., according to his business manager, Ginny Fazer.
    Arness' official website posted a letter from Arness on Friday that he wrote with the intention that it be posted posthumously: "I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great friends," he said.

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    Re: 'Gunsmoke' Star James Arness Dies at Age 88

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    Re: 'Gunsmoke' Star James Arness Dies at Age 88

    died in his sleep in brentwood
    the fellow had a good life; appears he knew that, too
    I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great friends
    as a kid would wear my holstered pistol to try to beat him to the draw in the opening scene of gunsmoke

    thanks for the memories matt, miss kitty, doc, festus, eulie, and chester
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: 'Gunsmoke' Star James Arness Dies at Age 88

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    RIP: James Arness American Hero.



    You may not know he was Wounded in the leg during the 1944 invasion at Anzio, Italy, Arness was hospitalized for a year and that is why he walked like he did.

    His younfer brother actor Peter Graves passed away not too long ago.

    They were both great actors and James was a great American as well.

    I would have posted this under another area but he was more than just an actor.

    I wasn't aware that he was wounded at Anzio in WW2. That would explain why I always had a sense that he was an authentically tough man, as opposed to just playing one on TV. Puts him up there with Lee Marvin and a few others.

    RIP, "Marshal Dillon".

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    Gunsmoke's Marshall Matt Dillion Dies at 88

    He was a great actor. I did not know Peter graves was his brother


    Rest in Peace James

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    Six-foot-seven James Arness, the erudite symbol of the television series Gunsmoke passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011, at his Brentwood, California home. Arness was 88.

    According to family spokesperson Ginny Fazer, Arness, who portrayed Marshal Matt Dillon, died of natural causes.

    Gunsmoke aired in 1955 on CBS and air for the next 20 years. The series was one of the longest-running prime-time series in network Television history. Arness portrayed a sheriff who amply filled the boots of the mythic Dodge City lawman in the series, which earned praise for breaking TV western-genre conventions with its strong dramatic stories and psychologically complex characters
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    Re: 'Gunsmoke' Star James Arness Dies at Age 88

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    Great actor, I loved Gunsmoke when I was younger, and probably still would today if I watched it.
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