Saturday, June 4, 2011

So Long Matt Dillon: James Arnes 1923-2011

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.

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