Saturday, June 04, 2011

James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series

James Arness is best known for his role as Marshal Matt Dillon in 'Gunsmoke,' one of the longest-running prime-time series in network TV history. He was a towering symbol of frontier justice in the series that broke the mold for TV westerns.

Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said family spokeswoman Ginny Fazer. LINK

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