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James King Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years.

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Watching an old episode of Gunsmoke on CBS Action. James Arness as Matt Dillon. Not bad.
James King Arness was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the televi
John Wayne and his protege, James Arness (Matt Dillon on GUNSMOKE), share the same birthday. Arness
I can't believe James Arness passed away 3 years ago. Gunsmoke is one of the great American TV shows. :-(
no he wasn't. James Arness was one big rugged BEAUTIFUL man...and a war hero :)
James Arness has the same voice as his brother... & at 6'7", 4" taller. But amirite ladies, Peter Graves was hotter!
Posted 7-28-14 Fess Elisha Parker, Jr., born August 16, 1924, was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-series and as TV's Daniel Boone from 1964 to 1970. He was also known as a wine maker and resort owner-operator. He began his show-business career in summer 1951 when he had a $32-a-week job as an extra in the play Mister Roberts. He became a contract player with Warner Brothers appearing in small roles in several films such as Springfield Rifle, Island in the Sky, The Bounty Hunter and Battle Cry. In 1954, he appeared as Grat Dalton in the Jim Davis syndicated western anthology series Stories of the Century in the episode The Dalton Brothers. When the Walt Disney Company was seeking an actor to play Davy Crockett, James Arness was first considered for the title role. During the screening of this film, Walt Disney looked past James Arness and discovered Fess Parker. Disney's three-episode version of Crockett depicted h ...
Rolf Aurness, World Champs winner in '70, is son of James "Arness" who played Marshall Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke"
Which Gunsmoke actor was a veteran of the Anzio campaign of World War II?A: James Arness.
LOVE HTWWW! My 1st time watching S2! You are BRILLIANT! Plus, Brian Keith, Lloyd Bridges, Richardo Montaban, James Arness!
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, our sense of patriotism is particularly strong. Barack Obama, 2008 May 26 Birthdays John Wayne (1907 - 1979) Lenny Kravitz turns 50 Helena Bonham Carter turns 48 Stevie Nicks turns 66 Scott Disick turns 31 Miles Davis (1926 - 1991) Sally Ride (1951 - 2012) Jay Silverheels (1912 - 1980) Brandi Cyrus turns 27 James Arness (1923 - 2011) Hank Williams Jr. turns 65 Philip Thomas turns 65 Pam Grier turns 65 Matt Stone turns 43 Nicki Lynn Aycox turns 39 Raina Telgemeier turns 37 Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002) Al Jolson (1886 - 1950) Ashley Massaro turns 35 Peter Cushing (1913 - 1994) Megan Charpentier turns 13 - All May 26 Birthdays May 26 History 1977 - "The human fly" daredevil George Willig climbs straight up the World Trade Center 1928 - Andrew Payne wins the first "Bunion Derby," the great footrace across America 1908 - The first major oil strike in the Middle East in southwest Persia, at Masjed Soleyman; rights to oil purchased by a Pe ...
Today is Monday, May 26, the 146th day of 2014 with 219 to follow. This is Memorial Day in the United States. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus, Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn. This Day in History, May 26 On May 26th, 1897, Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula" went on sale in London. Other Notable Events for May 26 On this date in history: In 1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, anxious to create new free territories during the Civil War, signed an act establishing the Montana Territory. (Montana became a state 25 years later.) Notable Birthdays for May 26 Those born on this date include: - English Gen. John Churchill, ancestor of statesman Winston Churchill, in 1650 - entertainer Al Jolson in 1886 - dancer Isadora Duncan in 1877 - actors John Wayne in 1907, Robert Morley in 1908 - Jay Silverheels in 1912 - Peter Cushing in 1913 and James Arness in 1923 - trumpeter Ziggy Elman in 1914 A thought for the day: If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ...
HEAVENLY DAYZ (2014): Rory Calhoun & James Arness enjoying a few games of pool @ Minnesota Fats Billiards on the Boardwalk.
Monday is not only Memorial Day and not taking anything away from all our veterans and current military people who deserve all our respect but it is also John Wayne's birthday who would have been 107 years old ! Happy Birthday DUKE ! Also not to forget it is James Arness's birthday (Matt Dillon) and Hank Williams Jr! Also William & Jean Brazeal's 42 anniversary ! What a great day! Don't forget to honor those who have gave all for us and our way of life !
'Did you know that.'John Wayne's enduring status as an iconic American was formally recognized by the U.S. government by awarding him the two highest civilian decorations. He was recognized by the United States Congress on May 26, 1979, when he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Hollywood figures and American leaders from across the political spectrum, including Maureen O'Hara, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Mike Frankovich, Katharine Hepburn, General and Mrs. Omar Bradley, Gregory Peck, Robert Stack, James Arness, and Kirk Douglas, testified to Congress of the merit and deservedness of this award. Most notable was the testimony of Robert Aldrich, then president of the Directors Guild of America, who said."It is important for you to know that I am a registered Democrat and, to my knowledge, share none of the political views espoused by Duke. However, whether he is ill disposed or healthy, John Wayne is far beyond the normal political sharp shooting in this community. Because of his courage, his d ...
Wish John Wayne could have made a cameo in an episode of Gunsmoke with James Arness would have been a great combo.
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James Arness 1st film ( as the Thing ) my all time favorite 1950's black and white sci fi film ! Saw it first on WOR channel 9 Million Dollar Movie !
Lol my great grandma dated James Arness from Gunsmoke at one point
. James Arness on the casting of Bruce Boxleitner in "How the West Was Won" .
Peter Graves and James Arness were brothers. Original last name: Aurness. James: Born in 1923. Peter was born on this date in 1926.
One of my all time favorite sci fi classics. Them with James Whitmore and James Arness, 1952
I just know James Arness once yelled, "the longest-running weekly episodic TV show in history… GUNSMOKE!!!"
james arness body double thanks for the smiles and chuckells the clown!!peace Lamont-love your show!!
Hello, Bruce! Have a good start in the new week! Have you also met or played with James Arness' brother Peter Graves?
originally a radio show that started in 1952 with William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon. James Arness played Dillon for TV.
James Arness, US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy.
My list of the Five greatest 1950s Sci-Fi movies: '53. WAR OF THE WORLDS starring Gene Barry and in color. A nice retelling of the classic tale which stands up as better than the Tom Cruise mistake of more recent times. THEM( 1954) starring James Whitmore, James Arness, Edmund Gwenn and even has a young Leonard Nimoy as a soldier. Best of the Giant Bug genre and still stands up today. Black and White. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS(1956) starring Kevin McCarthy, black and white and creepy ! A social comment on the soul deadening effects of white-bread suburban culture in the Eisenhower era. The phrase "pod people" would be used by hippies a decade later to refer to their own parents, usually. FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956), Color and pretty big budget, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen. Based on Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. The theme of the ancient , alien machine was revived in Der Arnold's TOTALL RECALL in the '90s. I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958) with Tom Tyron and Gloria Talbott. In . ...
James Arness and Dennis Weaver are about 33 in THE ROUNDUP, 1956, Gunsmoke, Season 2/Episode 4 --- they look wonderful, and they were acting their butts off!! Directed by Ted Post, written by Sam Peckinpah from a John Meston story. A real WOW!!
Showing my age. Watching "How The West Was Won". The one with James Arness and Bruce Boxlietner (sp?) with my son. I loved this mini series when I was his age.
Randy Smith made mention of the Rifleman on TV on Saturday mornings on AMC. I have written the following story related to Saturday TV of the past. Hope you enjoy it this on a blustery Saturday morning. SATURDAY MORNING TV Long before transformers, computers, I-phones and video games children in the 50’s and 60’s were entertained with live action acting even on a Saturday Morning, interspersed with a few classic cartoons. Shows such as the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, My Friend Flicka, Rin Tin Tin, and Fury were staples of Saturday morning television. In case you haven’t noticed the emphasis was on Westerns or Western themes. Throw in a few prime time shows such as Maverick, Bat Masterson, Branded, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Wanted Dead or Alive and Bonanza, and of course everyone’s favorite Fess Parker as Davey Crockett, and you can see why boys had a fascination with cap guns, bb rifles, cowboy hats and boots or even the faddish *** skin cap, and anything else remotely close to the old west. My fa ...
Speaking of Gunsmoke, I would play Kittie to James Arness' Matt Dillon any time! But, seriously, I think Matt (yes, I feel like I've watched enough Gunsmoke to use first names) would make a perfect school administrator. He is firm but fair, respectful of everyone and respected by everyone, 'walks softly and carries a big stick' (in his case, a gun), is liked by most people, and feared by those who should be afraid, and never raises his voice or screams at his employees (hmmm . . .)
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JAMES ARNESS was born in Minneapolis, MN on May 26, 1923 passed away on June 3, 2011 at the age of 88 from natural causes. He served his country in the army ...
Marshall Dillon was played by the unforgettable James Arness. Wishing you and Mavis a wicked fun "retirement"!
Milburn Stone as, Doc,,, Amanda Blake as, Kitty,,, Ken Curtis as, Festus,,, Buck Taylor as, Newly,, and staring,, James Arness as, Matt Dillon,, Gunsmoke,,
Somewhere's between John Wayne (wasn't his real name), Charlton Heston, Chuck Connors, Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Andy Griffith and James Arness, maybe they lost themselves in the myriad TV and movie manuscripts and forgot there was a world outside where these folks are only characters that they play in movies. Actors. They got so caught up in it, they even elected one of them President. Now they got reality show stars they are mimicking, too; ducks, and whatever else they can pull out of the trash can. Not to disparage the actors. They were VERY good at what they did, but they have this whole force of Republicans who actually don't know these folks were only ACTING in TV/movie roles.
"What made us different from other westerns was the fact that 'Gunsmoke' wasn't just action and a lot of shooting; they were character-study shows." James Arness
Can't feel my chest or my arms... Smh I have to turn on in a few hours for these legs. Well I'll see you there Cecil Jackson Jr. Cory Lyons James Arness Miller
I dont really do church but . . . . . In church on Sunday, I overheard the little old lady in the pew next to me saying a short private prayer. It was so sweet and sincere that I just had to share it with you: Dear Lord, These past couple of years has been tough. You have taken my favorite Actor Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor, my favorite Cowboy James Arness, my favorite athlete Bob Feller, my favorite singer Lena Horne and my favorite salesman Billy Mays. I just wanted you to know that my favorite president is Barack Obama.
GUNSMOKE too had a reunion special a ratings hit James Arness and Amanda Blake
Even GUNSMOKE had a tv reunion James Arness and Amanda Blake
GUNSMOKE too had a few reunions in the 80s James Arness and Amanda Blake
Nowadays people only loyal to their barbers.. Anything and everybody else is fair game... Cecil Jackson Jr. James Arness Miller
just watching you in gunsmoke as a kid with James Arness. Great series. Wish I got to meet the real Matt Dillon :-) x
A conversation with my *** twin (reprinted from DeadLikeJazz.com) ... *** Twin: "I see where Bob Seger died." Me: "No, that was Pete Seeger who died. The folksinger." *** Twin: "I didn't know Bob Seger had a brother. A folksinger, eh? Like Marshal Dillion?" Me: "You're thinking of Bob Dylan. Marshal Dillon was a character on TV. You know, Matt Dillon, on the old 'Gunsmoke' show." *** Twin: "Matt Dillon? The actor? He was hilarious in 'Something About Mary'." Me: "No, I meant the character 'Matt Dillon', as portrayed by James Arness." *** Twin: "Oh, sure. He was married to Lucy." Me: "No, that was Desi Arnaz, the Cuban guy." *** Twin: "Yep. The guy who owns the Dallas Mavericks. Arrogant *** " Me: "Dammit, no! Now you're getting Desi mixed up with Mark Cuban, the rich guy." *** Twin: " "Rich Guy? I saw his brother, Buddy, in Chicago, once. Awesome blues guitarist." Me: "NO! Buddy Guy's brother does NOT own a basketball team! Anyway, Pete Seeger died." *** Twin: "So, did he ever do any of ...
From Me-TV: Years ago when blooper reels were compiled, it was mainly for the amusement of the cast and crew who were involved in the production. Sometimes these bloopers were edited together for the network when they had their annual affiliate conventions. This was the case for this YouTube video which is hosted by classic TV legend James Arness of Gunsmoke fame.
.Awesome! Was not a "Gunsmoke" fan but was devoted to show that starred James Arness' brother. Anyone?
Anyone catch Helix on SyFy the other night? I was impressed, but when I saw Ronald Moore's name (co-creator of the new BSG) attached, I knew that it wasn't going to be Sharknado. Funny thing, after the show went off, TCM showed the original "Thing" with James Arness and Howard Hawks directing (hate to say it, as much as I like Hawks' work but John Carpenter's is far superior and closer to the actual short story. No military and no romantic bs). Co-wink-a-dink? cc: Chris Colvard Michael Horne Stacie Johnston Cosmic Pagliacci Breezy Tucker
I was watching a Tyrone Power movie this evening and after the movie the host went on to explain how Mr Powers enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943. Since he was already a licensed pilot he volunteered to transport troops to and from destinations and also, flew missions carrying cargo in and wounded Marines out during the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa! I only know of two or three others who fought for their country and were Actors but not much recognition for what they did. Jimmy Stewart- Air Force, Glenn Ford- army (served in Viet Nam along side American Troups), and James Arness -Army who was wounded at Anzio! How many do you know? In August 1942, Power enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Power then attended Officer's Candidate School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on June 2, 1943. As he had already logged 180 solo hours as a pilot prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps, Power was able to do a ...
back when our family owned the Sportaman s tavern cave junction oregon the crew all came mom and dad closed the bar down special for valley and them -, the Gunsmoke crew filmed a two-part episode on Oregon's famed Rogue River to kick off their 18th Season. 'The River' was filmed in July 1972 and first aired September 11 & 18, 1972. Monday night on CBS. Pictured here is James Arness and Jack Elam. Also making a notable appearance in this two-part episode was Slim Pickens, a great cowboy character with comedic talents who two years later co-starred in the film, 'Blazing Saddles'.
.it was difficult to work with James Arness because he had a great sense of humor and it was difficult to keep a straight face!
Fess Parker beat out James Arness and Buddy Ebsen for the role of Davy Crockett. Apparently, a lot of actors wanted to wear a dead raccoon on their head. :)
One if the most wonderful times of the busy day is when it is time to go to bed. It is early enough to allow us to do some choice quiet reading and watching a bit if old favorites on one or another gizmo. Bob reads his Kindle and i watch GUNSMOKE episodes of years ago. In 1959, every Sat. night we would sit down in front of the little tv with pizza and a soda to do our routine tv watching. First was GUNSMOKE, a wonderful new program that had been introduced by John Wayne on its first episode. He was offered the role but declined suggesting this tall, young, talented man for the role. James Arness. The rest is history. Next was PERRY MASON, followed by another western HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL. The westerns were the best since the stories were simple and the outdoor scenery relaxing. Now i can watch them all over again with my android and comfy in my bed. Perfect ending to a busy day. And just think!! I get to do it again tonight. One thing is reassuring. GUNSMOKE was on for so many years, i will not run out .. ...
James Whitmore in "Them!" For motion pictures with no sequels, it's hard to say "X is a sidekick" instead of "X is a co-star". But in this film, it's clear right from the get-go that James Arness is going to get the girl. Whitmore is clearly the doomed sidekick. And he's awfully good in the role.
All right. If you are my age and your dad didn't watch Gunsmoke you were mighty lucky.lol I'm just kidding. It is hard to believe this show was still coming on in the 70's but i liked it ok. James Arness is an icon and he did play The Thing so there you have it.
Gunsmoke 50th Anniversary Volume One on DVD, new and sealed. Includes 17 episodes and special features, introduction by John Wayne on series premiere episode "Matt Gets It", episode introductions by James Arness, gag reel and much more! Great Christmas gift! $10, pick up in Longview.
Actor James Arness was If a remake of is ever produced, only one man should be cast as the rugged, handsome Matt_Dillon: learn to say Chris Reed.
I have had enough of Hollywood remakes of great movies. They just remade "The Sound of Music" with Carrie Underwood. Agree with Myles Von Trapp Derbyshire...great grandson of Maria Von Trapp...who was very gracious..noting that Carrie Underwood is a great country singer...but he would have preferred Anne Hathaway...great actress who proved she can sing in "Les Miserables". The original "Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews was perfect...so why try to improve on perfection? There have been several remakes of "King Kong". but the original in black and white with Faye Wray (best screamer of the bunch) remains a classic. Let's see..several remakes of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"...the original again in black and white kept me awake for weeks as a child...knew there was a pod with my name on it outside my door...John Carpenter...good director ...remade "The Thing" and although true to the short story that "The Thing" was an alien and infected people...you can't forget James Arness (aka Matt Dillon of "Gunsmo ...
Did you know that in 1923 Warren G. Harding was President and Calvin Coolidge was VP. President Harding fell ill while returning from a trip to Alaska and died on Aug 2. Calvin Coolidge was sworn in. The Time Magazine made its debut and Rin Tin Tin becomes film's first canine star. Actors born in 1923 were Charlton Heston, Peter Lawford, James Arness, Anne Baxter, Bob Barker, Ted Knight and Rose Marie. The Whooping Cough vaccine was developed and Harry Steenbock discovered that radiating food with ultraviolet light adds vitamin D. The most important thing was my mom was born. The picture is of me reading these notes to some of the guests at the Birthday Party for my mom. Thank you everyone for this a special day for my mom.
Famous people who were WWII vets: Actors who were veterans of the second world war included Audie Murphy, Ernest Borgnine, James Doohan, Charles Durning, Sir Alec Guinness, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Charles Bronson, James Arness and Rod Steiger. Audie Murphy, born on June 20, 1924, in Kingston, Texas, served in the U.S. Army beginning in 1942 and was a staff sergeant in the European/African/Middle Eastern Theater of Operations. He later served as a platoon leader and company commander, and during his service he received the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and a number of other awards. After the war, Murphy starred in 43 films, many of them westerns. His most famous was "The Red Badge of Courage," directed by John Huston. Murphy died in a plane accident in 1971 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery, where his grave is the second-most visited site after that of President John F. Kennedy.
Today on Gunsmoke: "Moonstone" - Chad Timpson fears that his criminal past will be exposed by a violent conflict involving his girlfriend, his brother and a former partner. Matt: James Arness. Kitty: Amanda Blake. Doc: Milburn Stone. Phillips: Warren Kemmerling. Madge: Gail Kobe. Orv: Tom Skerritt
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Richard Belzer is leaving Law & Order SVU. When he does, he will have played Sergeant John Munch for longer than any actor played any character in U.S. prime time television history. Longer than James Arness as Marshall Dillion from Gunsmoke and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane from Cheers and Frasier. He also did it on 7 different shows.
Im watching "Gunsmoke." I havnt watched this show in years! James Arness (Matt Dillon) was a WW2 hero! He fought in the battle of "Anzio.". This was a serious battle against the Germans where we had many casualties and James Arness was wounded twice. This battle lasted from January to May! James Arness was the tallest at 6ft 7inches tall so when they hit the beach he was the first one off the boat bc they didnt kno how deep the water was! The water came up to his waist... He died in 2011(?)
Dec 31, 1955 Marshal Dillon. I don't remember James Arness ever dressing like this, that outfit was more Wyatt Earp! ( I like old westerns lol)
Sept. 10, 1955: "Gunsmoke" had its premier on CBS TV. Starring James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon, it ran for 20 years w 635 episodes.
Watching Gunsmoke on James Arness, who played Marshal Matt Dillion, was also in the greatest movie of all time, Hondo.
Today In History. September 10. Actor James Arness brought Marshall Matt Dillon to life on this night in 1955.
Do you like Gunsmoke? I ask because you compared Armie Hammer to James Arness in your Lone Ranger review.
Congrats on - We love it. Keep up the great work, can't wait for more! Robert is James Arness reincarnated.
Hey duster fans -- Gunsmoke with James Arness as Matt Dillon debut on T.V. on this day Sept. 8, 1955,
James Arness, actor who played Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, was a talented surfer.
Did you know that . . . ?. James Arness, of “Gunsmoke” fame, was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN with his brother, Peter Graves.
I wish I could do James Arness even close to King SalmonN. age 14 remember jumping out of my seat at this movie.
I guess Supernatural has Gunsmoke in its sights. Jensen Ackles is the modern James Arness.
Bet it was great working with the great James Arness too in Gunsmoke! Was Amanda Blake still on there when u guest starred?
wow watching Gunsmoke and see but who else how kewl it must have been working with James Arness alias Matthew Dillon!
Watched "The Macahans" with James Arness this evening. Loved that show back when I was in jr hi and it's still great now!
Photo: My all time FAVE classic sci-fi/ horror movie!! In it,  one big bad *** mofo, James Arness! 
Yo, Did u know that ur the same height as James Arness was?
Season one of The Lone Ranger - 64 yrs ago. A young James Arness playing a cowboy and doing his best imitation of John Wayne.
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Just askin all lads a favour, as anyone got id on dvd me n ar Bryan can borrow please thanks
James Arness as Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke": 20 years for the series, but 39 if you count the TV movies.
A couple of months back we had been approached to create a Book Launch video by a client. The book was on Astral Travelling techniques. While this was the mo...
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In 1960-something, my father peed in the urinal between James Arness and John Wayne peeing at a Florence, AZ High School.
For many it was blasphemy that the James Arness film would be remade.
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hey you got me! How could I forget James Arness. Ok Two THING films, not Three :)
Oh how we miss living in San Clemente! Wifey and I saw James Arness (Gunsmoke) shopping in Alpha Beta on PCH wearing sunglasses.
I watching old episodes of The Lone Ranger on ME-TV. I didn't realise James Arness guest starred on the show!
Thursday September 8, 1955:The CBS Johnny Carson Show features James Arness, about to begin "Gunsmoke" the...
Who are your favorite three all time actors???...Mine Andy Griffith, Clint Eastwood, and James Arness.
WHAT!!! someone please trailer this horse back to Massachusetts for me."as wide as he is tall" why he already fits my "specs" lol!! AND as a BONUS feature he's the same color as "Buck" the horse Matt Dillon rode (James Arness) in Gunsmoke.I am truly sorry ( sort of) but those Twombly Performance Horses are irresistible..and I can never help but SHARE...am I so wrong ;)
John Wayne was asked to play Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke. John Wayne turned it down and recommended James Arness for the part and the rest is history. Gunsmoke played for twenty seasons.
Buddy Baer (1915–1986) Actor | Soundtrack Buddy was the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Max Baer. In films, he played giants in Quo Vadis and Jack and the Beanstalk. When television westerns were in vogue in the '50s and '60s, he often played the heavy to super-sized heroes James Arness, Clint Walker and Chuck Connors. See full bio » Born: Jacob Henry Baer June 11, 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA Died: July 18, 1986 (age 71) in Martinez, California, USA
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Family ties, however so slim still make you wonder who else in your life may have had an effect to your being who you are... Ben Gage was married to Ethel Austin before Williams. And Ethel Hawley Austin was a great, great Aunt Ben Gage (October 29, 1914, Chicago - April 28, 1978, Los Angeles) was a radio singer and announcer, occasional off-screen film singer dubbing the voice of non-singing actors, and American television actor active from 1959 to 1975. Gage resembled James Arness and could imitate his voice perfectly, and played Gunsmoke spoofs in four episodes of Maverick, which is the work for which he is best remembered, especially a famous 1959 Maverick episode with James Garner called "Gun-Shy" (with Gage as "Sheriff Mort Dooley" instead of "Marshal Matt Dillon") as well as "A Tale of Three Cities", "The Misfortune Teller", and "A Technical Error". He also appeared on Batman, Bonanza, F Troop, The Donna Reed Show, The Lucy Show, and Star Trek. Gage was married to swimmer/actress Esther Williams fro ...
Oh... let me tell you. I need you to have that book. It has James Arness, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Pope Paul VI in it.
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Huge memories of sitting with my grandfather watching his favorite show, Gunsmoke, with news that Marshall Dillon (James Arness) is dead.
I left the TV on MeTv & mission impossible came on, did you know Peter Graves and James Arness from Gunsmoke were brothers ?
Cannot believe I am on my way to watch my baby sister, my little Ame, graduate. I am so proud of you, for all that you have accomplished,not only from an academic standpoint but for always sticking to your morals and making good choices. You are now an amazing young woman and i know you will continue to accomplish great things at college level. Dad would be beyond proud of you. Have a special night.
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I am watching the original movie The Thing with James Arness!! I have a big collection of movies,but I love my old ones the best!
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Why does the Catholic Bible contain 73 books while the Protestant bible Just 66 books yet both claim to be the Complete "Word of God"?"
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1861: Confederate and Union troops square off in the first land battle of the civil war. 1888: The poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer is published in the San Francisco Examiner. 1940: The German Luftwaffe begins bombing Paris. 1943: White Navy Sailors and Marines clash with young Latinos in L.A. in the Zoot Suit Riots. 1983: Chinese troops move into Tiananmen Square to remove protestors by force after 7 weeks of occupation. Cake and Candles... 1808: Jefferson Davis, 1st and only President of the Confederate States of America. (D. 1889) 1844: Garret Hobart, 24th Vice President of the United States under William McKinley. (D.1899) 1864: Ransom E. Olds, founder of Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Company. (d. 1950) 1906: Josephine Baker, Singer and Actress. (D. 1975) 1925: Tony Curtis, Actor. (d. 2010) In Memorium... 1861: Stephen Douglas, Politician. (b. 1813) 2009: David Carradine, Actor. (b. 1936) 2010: Rue McClanahan, Actress. (b. 1934) 2011: James Arness, Actor. (b. 1923) Ob ...
Today in 2001 2 time Oscar winner Anthony Quinn passed away at 86. In 2011 3 time Emmy nominated actor James Arness died at the age of 88
James Arness died 2 years ago today, at the age of 88.
In 2011: James Arness, 6-foot-6 actor who starred as Marshal Dillon in the classic western TV series ``Gunsmoke'' died in his sleep
Remembering the actor James Arness who died on June 3, 2011.
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If u had the opportunity to stand b4 God and ask him just one question, what wud it be?
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Happy birthday to Stevie Nicks, Helena Bonham Carter, Lenny Kravitz, Pam Grier, Brent Musburger, and the late Levon Helm, Miles Davis, Jack Kevorkian, James Arness, Peggy Lee, Peter Cushing, Al Jolson, John Wayne and Pope Clement VII. On this day in history, the Marquis de Sade did... something or other you probably don't want to hear about. And in 1962 west of the Ashley was born a very, very, very quiet little baby. That didn't last, did it?
John Wayne and James Arness were both born on May 26 - several years apart.
Born May 26 Matt Stone 42,Lenny Kravits 49, Phillip Thomas 64, Pam Grier 64, Hanks Williams Jr 64, Stevie Nicks 65, James Arness, John Wayne. On this day 1977 - The man called The Human Fly, George Willig, did the impossible. He scaled the World Trade Center in New York City, by fixing himself up to the window washer mechanism and walking straight up until falling into police custody when he reached the top! It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb, and $1.10 in fines - a penny per floor.
James Arness, Marshall Matt Dillon from "Gunsmoke," was born on this date 90 years ago:
May 26th: The Feast of The Most Holy Trinity and St. Philip Neri. Martin Luther was banned in 1521 by the Edict of Worms. St. Philip Neri (79) died in 1595 and diarist Samuel Pepys (70) in 1703. Lewis and Clark in 1805 saw the Rocky Mountains. Montana Territory was formed in 1864. Andrew Johnson was acquitted in 1868 in his impeachment trial. Dancer Isadora Duncan was born in 1877, Al Jolson in 1886, actress Norma Talmadge in 1893, Senator Estes Kefauver in 1903, John Wayne in 1907 and Laurance Rockefeller in 1910.The Actors' Equity Association was organized in 1913 in New York. Actor Jay Silverheels was born in 1919, singer Peggy Lee in 1920, James Arness in 1923, Composer Victor Herbert (65) died in 1924, Miles Davis was born in 1926 and singer Jimmie Rodgers (35) died in 1933. The House Un-American Activities Commission was established in 1938 by Congress. Doctor Charles Mayo (74) died in 1939. The Dunkirk evacuation began in 1940 with 338,000 Allied troops leaving France. Betsy Ross' house was donate ...
My two favorite western actors were born on this day! John Wayne and James Arness. Happy Birthday day guys. Gone but not forgotten!
Veterans I have known that were role models for me. James Arness (1923-2011) USA 1943-45 WW II. Arness, who was 6’7”, said he wanted to be a fighter pilot but the height limit for aviators was 6’2”. He was drafted in ’43, served as a rifleman in the 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy. After several surgeries he was discharged but had a lifelong limp. Earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Best remembered for his role as Matt Dillon in the TV series “Gunsmoke" I was able to meet James Arness due to a woman I dating who was a Principal within the San Diego County School District. Mr. Arness' son was as told to me, was a teacher. He was big and I hardly said a word when he came by to shake hands with everyone at the fund raiser. Later, I learned from his son he moved the filming of Gunsmoke from the back lots of LA and Utah because of the injuries he suffered during the war to Arizona. He was a disabled veteran that still worked and had the longest running tv show ...
James Arness as Matt Dillon, Amanda Blake as Kitty Russell, Ken Curtis as Festus, and Milborn Stone as Doc Martin. Never missed it.
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May 26th is the birthday of 3 late great Americans. 1907-John Wayne, 1912 Jay Silverheels, & 1923-James Arness. Luv the show
I did & STILL do. Marshal Matt Dillon was the love of my young life! Doc Adams, Miss Kitty Russell, Chester Goode, Festus Hagen, & Sam (bartender) are all old friends! Have a friend from grade school on, Mark Baldwin, whose Dad reminded me of James Arness. I used to call Mr. Baldwin (Bill Sr.) Marshal Dillon all the time! Gunsmoke was/is a great show.
Gunsmoke would've been even better if it had incorporated James Arness' limp into the Matt Dillon character rather than ignoring it and having him awkwardly gimp down the street after a criminal, and attempt to gloss it up as if he was running.
Rolf Aurness was born in 1952 in Santa Monica, California. His father, actor James Arness (birth name Aurness) was best known as TV’s Marshall Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke. He provided all the means and opportunity for his son’s meteoric progression, flying him off for frequent surf trips to Mexico and securing a beach front pad at Hawaii’s premier right-hander, Makaha, thus creating a fertile environment for a young surfer to cultivate his wave riding skills.
Directed by Gordon Douglas. With James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness. The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.
"A man will draw his gun quicker to prove his point than draw his logic." -James Arness, Gunsmoke
My brothers have portraits of John Wayne and James Arness hanging in their house.. And we refer to them both as family. 😆
Can tack on Andrew Kunzeman to that list. May 26th, I turn 35. Sally Ride, John Wayne, James Arness and Jay Silverheels too.
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Newly from Gunsmoke is such a babe and Marshall Matt Dillon (James Arness) has the hottest voice 😍
Did you know that James Arness and Milburn Stone are on all 633 episodes of Gunsmoke? Amazon:
If she turns into Kurt Russell or James Arness, RUN.
Actually it's the man who was 1st choice to play Matthew Dillon.John Wayne He recommended his buddy James Arness
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I love scary movies, but they have to be sad! OMG! The Japanese old B/W films! Godzilla-Raymond Burr; Them-James Arness mor
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ol' Ken Curtis lookin a wee bit parched. Nother hour and he'd be dead if James Arness hadn't shown up to save the day.
James Arness is in THEM! I thought he was only a western star! That's two monster movies I know he is in now one he even plays the monster!
I swear the fight scenes in Gunsmoke r hilarious😂. May James Arness r.i.p., but he went around just effortlessly b**ch slappin ppl 😂
James Arness started as a mushroom in "The Thing". Be careful.
Happy birthday and Easter to my husband, James Arness Jordan. Love ya
I feel the odd compulsion today to walk around menacing people like James Arness in THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.
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NO WAY. James Arness fires gun on Gun Smoke and its rated TV G. Bbbut...ittss... a gggun...
This western set also has a RED RIVER remake with James Arness and Bruce Boxleitner.
I'm still waiting for a black & white lineup: John Wayne, Basil Rathbone, James Arness, Chuck Connors, & Sidney Toler.
Useless Fact from last night-Kelsey Grammer, who played Frasier, ended up playing that character for twenty seasons (counting "Cheers" as well as "Frasier"), which ties him with James Arness of "Gunsmoke" for being in the same role for the most years.
Watching Gunsmoke.James Arness as Matt Dillon.now there's you a mans man.now Festus...he's my kinda man.
All Stephen and I do is watch Gunsmoke. 🔫💨👮🐎 We've already aged. However, James Arness is a handsome man! 😍
Wow! James Arness, that brings back memories.
I know you really enjoyed working w/James Arness. Who's your next fav to work with/learn from, etc?
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:)) I just looked & the last movie was make 19yrs (1994) after the series ended & James Arness died less than 2 yrs ago. .
Just bought the best black and white James Arness photo hehe
Another truly awful SF movie watched for free via Amazon Prime: "Killers From Space" starring Peter Graves, the brother of James Arness
Round hole in the ice? Paging Either James Arness or Kurt Russel
Also, I can't believe that the principle actor James Arness who played "Matt Dillon" did 635 episodes of that show!
Gun Smoke: 1955 to 1975 longest running dramatic series of TV. James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon,
During World War II, before James Arness portrayed U.S. mar-shall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, he was the first...
I'm too obsessed with Gunsmoke and JAMES ARNESS
Is that the show with James Arness? He sounded like a very important influence in your life.
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Btw, I rode on a trimaran belonging to Matt Dillon (James Arness) off Kona. I bet Festus rode on it too ;). Cool boat!
Just watched "THEM!" again after many years. James Whitmore and James Arness, Edmund Gewnn, bit parts by Leonard Nimoy, Fess Parker, Richard Deacon, Dub Taylor, and enough Wilhelm Screams to choke a giant ant! *** tasty cheese despite an Oscar nom for SFX!
Congrats to Richard BELZER for playing Detective Munch for 20 seasons- tying James Arness' 20 seasons on Gunsmoke what a record! DeadlineTV
Went to see the San Xavier Del Bac Mission south of Tucson today. The exterior and interior of this mission is breathtaking. Pat lit a candle for his sister Colleen who had a colonoscopy today. Hopefully, we will learn she got a clean bill of health. While browsing one of the gift shops, we met a 72 yr old Native American silver artisan/actor/singer. His name is Joe Begay and he entertained us for several minutes with his stories about being a member of the Special Forces in 1963-64 as well as the movies and series he acted in that were filmed at Old Tucson Studios. He also had bit parts in Little House on the Prairie and showed us photos of himself with many actors and actresses such as Kevin Costner, Edward J. Olnos, Ann Margret, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Landon, and James Arness. I bought a pair of turquoise stud earrings that Joe made and will treasure them forever.
Ma and Pa Kettle. Saturday mornings. James Arness (Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke) played one of their sons.
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A follow-up to a previous post. Playing "Dead or Alive" with cast members of television westerns from the 1950s and 1960s. Folks, this was one of the dominant genres of TV in my very young years. It remains one of my favorite "oldies" to watch. Cue up Willie Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" as we salute those who have ridden off into the sunset ... GUNSMOKE: James Arness (Matt), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Milburn Stone (Doc) and Ken Curtis (Festus). BONANZA: Lorne Green (Ben), Pernell Roberts (Adam), Dan Blocker *** and Michael Landon (Joe). I am sure Victor Sen Yung (Hop Sing) has passed as well. THE VIRGINIAN: Doug McClure (Trampas), Lee J. Cobb and Charles Bickford (both owned the Shiloh Ranch at various points in the series). WAGON TRAIN: Ward Bond (Seth Adams), John McIntire (Chris Hale) and Frank McGrath (Chuck Wooster). RAWHIDE: Eric Fleming (Gil), Sheb Wooley (Pete) and Paul Brinegar (Wishbone). THE RIFLEMAN: Chuck Connors (Lucas), Paul Fix (Micah) and, just las .. ...
Ryan Hurst would have been perfect for that role. Or, even better, James Arness the way he was back in 1957.
Yah, do you remember John Wayne refused to do TV Gunsmoke, but he recommended James Arness because he was as big as he was.
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They wii be credible only if James Arness from Gunsmoke is their spokesman.
Actor James Arness was raised in MN, but often visited IA as a youth. Also spent 2 months in Clinton, IA hospital healing from WWII injuries
Gunsmoke is on here now.The trees have a wider range of expressions than James Arness :)
Classic CBS TV Show Bloopers of the 1950`s - Part 1 of 2: Hosted by James Arness, this collection of TV show out...
Minneapolis-born James King Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) best known as Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke was 6' 7" tall.
I like them too. I just watched Gun The Man Down that features James Arness before he starred in Gunsmoke. It was excellent.
"The Thing" Favorite movie... not the Kurt Russel one, the original 1951 one with James Arness as the monster.
I met James Arness in 1959 when he came for The Shrine Circus in Evansville.I was 8 years old and when I shook his hand he looked like The Jolly Green Giant-only bigger.
Oh, goodie! Oh, goodie! Oh, goodie! Been watching Them! The pretty daughter of the dotty old scientist just got attacked by one of the giant ants. First appearance of the critters. State Police James Whitmore just shot it's antennae to disorient the creature, then FBI stud James Arness finished it off with his Tommy gun. But there's a nest of the non-green card carrying mutants still roaming the desert. Got so excited, I had to go relieve myself! What happens next? Will the scientist guy and military save the day? Can the earth survive these rampaging exoskeletons? Is there a can of Raid big enough to stop them? Still an hour left to go to find out the fate of the world. (Okay, I've seen this flik a dozen times, but I can still pretend I don't know what's coming next. I'm using my suspension of disbelief anyway. The popcorn is delicious, regardless.)
Been watching some John Wayne shows and it has brought some memories to mind When he first started with Paramount Studios he was a horse wrangler with Ben Johnson Noel berry junior and my father James Henry Trigg who was a horse Whisper. He was ask to play Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke but turned it down and told them to try his roommate James Arness. If you watch his shows you will see that he has always use his old friends somewhere in some part
actually the 'original' The Thing starred James Arness in the 1950's
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James Arness and Billy Curtis behind the scenes of "Thing From Another World" 1951
Did you know it was John Wayne that recommended James Arness for the role of Matt Dillon.
Gunsmoke was originally a film starring "John Wayne", and John Wayne hand picked James Arness to play Matt Dillan in the tv series...
I had forgotten until I saw the movie again last weekend that James Arness was in the movie Hondo with John Wayne.
Sign and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | 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 s
CBear- are u starting to get a whiff of ? Hope not... that James Arness is cool
John Wayne was orginally offered the role of Marshall Dillon, but turned it down and recommend James Arness. This one of my all time favorites.
I had to share this because To me Gunsmoke was the greatest western series of all time and one of the best TV series ever!! Matt Dillon was law and order way before the series law and order..Proof that you don't need a lot of filth, dirty language,blood and gore, sex and other crap to make a great series! The cast meshed so well too..James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone and Dennis Weaver were great!!.I always loved the earlier years when Dennis Weaver was on there as Chester..Half hour episodes were the best of the series !! To think, James Arness played that character in 5 different decades..!955-1975, then the movies, Return to Dodge in the 80s and Last Apache, To The Last man, The Long Ride and One Mans Justice in the 90s..All great movies!! That longevity will Never be topped by anyone!!
Gunsmoke: Season Four, Volume Two: Matt Dillon (James Arness) is in charge of Dodge City, a town in the Wi...
"I went to bed mean last night and woke up meaner"--- James Arness aka Matt Dillon "Gunsmoke"
And now to keep the Halloween flavor going it's time for the original John Carpenter "Thing" with Kurt Russell. (And I know of course, that the first incarnation of the Thing was in the 50s with James Arness playing the monster.) In the end of the one about the swedish camp, two guys were chasing after that dog with the helicopter. They've somehow flown into this movie still shooting at the dog! Woohoo!
Last night, my Halloween Eve movie was Forbidden Planet (Leslie Neilson and Anne Francis as young people, Walter Pidgeon as a living one). Tonight - The Thing From Outer Space, with James Arness as The Carrot! (I like the sci-fi thrillers). Later!
All 6’4″ of John Wayne plays the title role, a federal agent ferreting out subversives in Hawaii. Rallying to the cause are co-stars Nancy Olson and Veda Ann Borg. And 6’7″ James Arness (when Wayne would later recommend to star on TV’s Gunsmoke) is McLain’s war-hero partner Baxter. The documentary-s...
I really liked this show. I'm glad that a couple cable stations show reruns.
Opening credits for the 1951 movie The Thing from Another World
do you mean the one with James Arness? Isn't the newest The Thing the second remake? Confusion has now set it.
And, of course, James Arness trussed up looking like a walking salad. But the dialogue was amazing.
Horror Movie The Thing From Another World (1951) I suppose this is more Science Fiction than horror, but I find this movie to be extremely suspenseful and chilling. A small airbase in the arctic is attacked by an alien that they unintentionally thaw from the ice. James Arness plays the alien and he is a huge hulking presence anyway let alone with terrifying alien make up. They slowly have to barricade themselves in and the paranoia rises, it really does get eerie. John Carpenter would remake this movie into the masterpiece that is "The Thing" (1982), and as much as I love that film, I still have a soft spot for the original. "No pleasure, no pain... no emotion, no heart. Our superior in every way." - Dr. Arthur Carrington
I watch Gunsmoke nightly James Arness n Miss Kitty n Doc n Festus n Chester so cool loved it when it went from B&W 2 color in 60s
Seth, he reminds me of the late, great James Arness, but I'm clueless on this one. Who is it?
I wonder if it is possible to "OD" on old Gunsmoke shows? Nothing like them ... I love James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis ... what a cast ... and I love the old B&W stuff ...
i love watching Gunsmoke. Marshall Matt Dillon is a great man=)R.i.p James Arness
Definitely one of the greatest lines in TV history - "If they were looking for me, they'll be back." - Sheriff Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, as played by the one and only James Arness
John was great , Clint was great , but for me it was it was Robert Duvall , hands down . Loved the funky way he wiped his mouth . James Arness , as Matt Dillon , was no sloutch either .
There are at least two guys who played badass tough guy heroes in movies and TV who were, in fact, bad *** tough guys. One was Audie Murphy, who played western heroes...he was the most decorated man in World War 2. He was a skinny little guy but he killed Germans for real like Rambo does in movies. The other one was James Arness aka Matt Dillon: IN WW2 his medals included the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart,[2] the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was severely wounded in the invasion of Anzio. But he loved poetry, surfing, and laughing. His son Rolf was world surfing champion.
What Happened to My America I was born in 1958, into a blue collar family in Texas. I was 5 when Kennedy was assassinated and I watched a nation cry on television. I watched John Wayne lead Americans to victory in both westerns and on the battlefield. He was our hero and we all wanted to be just like him. He stood for all America, he stood for me. Henry Fonda taught us how to be strong yet compassionate. James Arness as Matt Dillon showed us that the law was good for society. Every morning, in school we said our “Pledge of Allegiance”, and bowed our heads in prayer. We learned. One of the greatest gifts ever given to me was given to me by my teacher, Mrs. Anderson, she taught me to read. My second grade teacher, Mrs Copeland, came to my hospital room and read to me because I could not. I was hit in the eye with a bullwhip while playing with friends. My teacher knew how much I loved to read so she came and read to me in the evenings. Thankfully I recovered. As children we had the whole neigh ...
The Thing From Another World. 1951 version and my favorite version. The most annoying aspect though is the professor who refuses to understand the danger until it hits him in the face, literally. Lots of them like that around even today. Don't forget "Marshall Matt Dillon" aka James Arness playing The Thing. At 6'7" he was a big fellow.
Watching Them! on James Whitmore, James Arness, Fess Parker an Leonard Nimoy are in it. 1954.
Enjoying "Them!" on Turner Classic Movie Channel. This is the movie that got James Arness his casting in Gunsmoke and Fess Parker as David Crockett, Leonard Nimoy also has a bit part as a SSG. Fun black&white Horror movie!!!
"You dig a hole in the earth and your expected to replace it with something better than what you took out, that's called work" James Arness as as Marshall Matt Dillon.
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I wish that gsn would research that before posting it James Arness was Matt Dillon
September 10, 2012 * Today is Gunsmoke Day, marking the TV debut of Marshall Matt Dillon on this date in 1955, along with Chester Goode, Doc, and Miss Kitty on CBS. James Arness starred for 20 years. In 1964 Festus Haggen replaced Chester.
John Wayne introduces the Premier Show of Gunsmoke for CBS Television in 1955. John Wayne predicts James Arness will be a big "Star."
"In Dodge City, there's only one way to deal with the killers and the spoilers. That's with a US Marshal, and the smell of. Gunsmoke!" The longest-running drama on American TV (tied with Law and Order) debuted today in 1955, with James Arness as Matt Dillon. "Gunsmoke" had been on the air on radio since 1952, with William Conrad filling the Marshal's shoes.
Watching the newest version of The Thing. Makes me miss James Arness.
Hey you guys, I finally found a Republican actor who actually saw combat in the military: James Arness, who left most of a foot at Anzio. [Also, he was Peter Graves' big brother. Who would have thought?]
Do you Get The Western Channel? One of My Western's about to come on! James Arness & Bruce Boxleitner and I RED RIVER!
It's a horror movie night tonight. I'm watching: 1) The Thing-starring James Arness (the original) then it's 2) The Thing-starring Beau Bridges (1st remake), after that it's 3) The Thing-starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (2nd remake & it's very scary too)
Watch reruns of B/W Gumsmoke with your kids. They will love it! I promise. Great life lessons from Marshall Dill ...
My favorite line on a tv show for a longgg time was, '…and staring James Arness as Matt Dillon!' I love me some
Matt Dillon(James Arness) finds himself surrounded by Mexican Bandiddos and has to make a quick decision to get himself out of a dangerous situtation. Matt m...
James Arness was 6 feet 7 inches tall Matt Dillon would often sit in a chair in front of his office and snooze with his hat over his eyes Marshall Dillon slept in his office Buck was the name of Matt Dillon’s horse Miss Kitty was the red headed saloon owner who was Matt Dillon’s girlfriend. The part was played by Amanda Blake who had been a telephone operator before she was an actress Amanda Blake died August 16, 1989 It was Dennis Weaver’s idea that Chester have a limp. Chester had a brother named Magnus
Those of you who don't know this is Festus (Ken Curtis) from the TV series GunSmoke. Ken replaced Dennis Weaver who played Chester. Amanda Blake was Miss Kitty and Milburne Stone played Doc. James Arness who played Marshall Dillion was also the Thing in the original horror movie "The Thing"
this is festus ( Ken Curits ) on Gunsmoke, with James Arness and Miss Kitty Susan
Loved Gunsmoke When I was little I watched with dad James Arness was so good Loved Miss Kitty and Chester Dennis Weaver was perfect
James Arness as Matt Dillon. Not the only reason I watch Gunsmoke but if it were the only reason it would still be worth it. LOL
Festus "Gun Smoke" wasl my favorite show.. Dun, Dun, Dun, Dun, Dun the dun lol.. James Arness as Matt Dillon!!! My favorite sheriff.
This montage of photos should have included Dennis Weaver, but I'm glad Burt Reynolds (who was in a mere 50 episodes) was featured. He and James Arness became lifelong friends because of their association with the show, Burt even writing the forward to Arness's autobiography many years later.
how the West Was Won ,red river, Gunsmoke one man's justice , The Gambler three ,etc. James Arness of course.
Here is your Fun Fact About Me for the day: Many people ask me where my name Zeb comes from, is it biblical, is it a family name. Actually it came from How The West Was Won, the mini series not the movie. Actor James Arness played Uncle Zeb Macahan. Uncle Zeb led his family westward to Oregon. Arness also went on to be on Gunsmoke for 20+ years.
This is a tribute to James Arness. {musis by Johnny Cash}
James Arness did 20 years on Gunsmoke. Has Munch had more seasons than that?
What if, due to a fluke in the space-time continuum, James Arness switched places with Ben Grimm?
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Look James Arness, I just bought the Wanted Dead or Alive with Steve McQueen DVD box set of 94 episodes. Quit pushing Gunsmoke on me!
Here's a great trivia question. "GUNSMOKE" the TV series starred James Arness as Matt Dillon. The show ran from 1955 until 1975. "GUNSMOKE" also aired on radio from 1952 until 1961. What famous actor played Matt Dillon on the radio broadcasts of GUNSMOKE?
James Arness as Matt Dillion.now there's a real hunk
This book's 'title' story, Who Goes There?, has 3 times been made into a movie called "The Thing". The first movie in 1951, starring James Arness, was called 'The Thing From Another World', and the second movie in 1982 was called just 'The Thing' and was directed by John Carpenter. Just in the last few years a prequel movie also called 'The Thing' was filmed showing what happened before the creature was discovered in the other two movies. I understand this prequel was extremely well done. John W. Campbell, Jr., in addition to being an author, was also editor for years of Astounding, a sci-fi magazine, and published early works by many at the time unknown golden era sci-fi authors who later went on to become super-stars of the sci-fi world. Some of the stories in this book first appeared in magazine format in Astounding Science Fiction, under the pseudonym of Don A. Stuart.
John Wayne and James Arness of Gunsmoke were the last of the great alpha males.
Checkout my profile pix, thats James Arness in the thing from outerspace!
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I just found out that James Arness (Gunsmoke) and Peter Graves (original Mission Impossible on tv) were brothers and born in Mpls. James Arness went to Washburn high school!
did you know James Arness is in Hondo?? Pre Gunsmoke
John Wayne and James Arness were big commie fighters then. John Wayne especially.
James Arness , Hugh O'Brien, Kenny Rogers I worked with all that year.
i luv this man.always have and always will, and of course James Arness!
The round is over. The correct answer was: James Arness. 100% of players answered correctly.
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I picked up my James Arness Tribute Rifle today, Man is it pretty, Can't wait to shoot it and put it up for Display. Roooben
Just signed on for the first time in several days...Saw my brothers post from Wed. Hey Pat, The Thing, with Kurt Russell, IS a remake of a late 50's movie, starring James Arness as a giant walking carrot !
Longmire may be the best show to hit TV in a long time. Robert Taylor is like James Arness - this is Gunsmoke in the 21st century. Katee Sakchoff and the always fabulous Lou Diamond Phillips are excellent.
Gunsmoke, starring James arness as Matt dillion
James Arness was born May 26, 1923, in Minneapolis. He entered college just as World War II began and dreamed of being a naval aviator. It seemed as if every night his fraternity was having a party to send off a brother to the service. Young Arness got his interview with a naval flight program of...
Turns out that James Arness actually was a US Marshal. I'm not surprised. Guy was a badass.
Talking to a friend of a friend this evening, an older lady nearing the end of the trail, we were talking about Gunsmoke and she said you know he seemed like a good old boy, of James Arness, brother of Peter Graves of IMF fame for the youngsters who are on the Wiki at this moment. Now this won't make much sense, but if you are from Oklahoma or Texas, that's a big compliment. You might hear it about Will Rogers but not LBJ. It's a neat idiom because it refers to a solid dude. The guy that would give you the shirt off his back so to speak. The sort of fellow that would give you ten dollars for gas and groceries, fix your car or truck, help you bring in the hay and be the hardest working guy as well as the funniest, even if he only said two words the whole day. Makes me miss Oklahoma and Texas and I do not often think that.
Actually, the original was made in the 50's or 60's. with James Arness.
James Arness Date of Birth 26 May 1923, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Birth Name James King Aurness Height 6' 6" American leading man famed as the star of one ...
Watching season 1 of..."Gunsmoke"! Never saw it growing up. James Arness was a badass!
Watching Gunsmoke right now...James Arness was the best..still is, Amanda Blake was my favorite though
James Arness, star of classic TV Western "Gunsmoke," was recommended for the role by John Wayne himself.
Watching that old movie "Them!", about the giant radioactive ants, on TCM. I'd forgotten that there were some pretty big names in it...James Arness and Fess Parker, among others. Cheesy old scifi, but I can't quit watching it.
Lost two of my all-time favorite TV heroes this year in James Arness of Gunsmoke and Andy Griffith. Two of the best shows ever.
Wow. Last year James Arness, last week Andy Griffith, and now Lt. Commander Quinton McCale. The PT 73 lost its captain, we all lost another era personality. Memories.
Watching Gunsmoke with Grandpa. Looked up James Arness. Wow! World War II vet. Purple Heart. 6 foot 7. Played the longest running character in the longest running series. Nice!
Watching -- and enjoying -- TAGS today on Netflix. Andy G. can be seen tonight (Thursday) on TCM ("A Face in the Crowd") and overnight on Hallmark ("Matloclk"). Andy was unique in that he was from a community -- Mt. Airy, North Carolina -- not much different than the ones many of us on this board grew up in. In that respect, he follows James Stewart (Indiana, Pa.), Perry Como (Canonsburg, Pa), Lucille Ball (Jamestown, N.Y.) and Red Skelton (Vincennes, Ind.) By contrast, I was surprised how many of my favorite TV western stars grew up in cities. This would include James Arness (Minneapolis, Minn), Lorne Greene (Ottowa, Ontario) and Chuck Connors and James Drury (both from New York City).
Part 4 of 4 of the March 28th, 2008 radio interview with James Arness.
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