Television legend James Arness, passed away on Friday, June 03, at the age of 88.
Arness starred as Marshall Matt Dillon, on the TV western series GUNSMOKE for 20 years (!), from 1955 thru 1975. At a height of 6’7”, Arness towered over both his co-stars and Dodge City, Kansas, which was his TV home.
James Arness may not have been the best of all actors – or even all television actors – but he was perfect at what he did. …And that’s why he will always be remembered!
Indeed, to me, James Arness was "The John Wayne of Television"!
And, for an unusual Arness story, click HERE!