James Arness, best known for his role as Marshal Matt Dillon on the long-running Western television series, Gunsmoke, died at the age of 88 on Friday (June 3, 2011). I did not know that the actor Peter Graves was his brother.
I remember watching Gunsmoke with my late grandmother, and I still watch reruns whenever and wherever I can find them. I'm at a loss to describe what he meant to me, so I hope you can settle for this IMDb obituary. Rest in peace, Marshal.