James Arness


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  • Birth Name: James Aurness
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/26/1923, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 06/03/2011
  • Profession: Actor
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VIDEO: Ep 403 - Which Doctor

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Ep 403 - Which Doctor
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Length: 51:02
Aired: 3/19/1966

Doc and Festus are abducted by a clan of shabby buffalo hunters. watch

VIDEO: Ep 399 - Wishbone

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Length: 51:01
Aired: 2/19/1966

Matt is on the trail of three bandits who robbed a stagecoach and murdered the driver and guard. watch

VIDEO: Ep 376 - The New Society

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Length: 51:48
Aired: 5/22/1965

Matt rides into Ridge Town to reopen an old murder case and is met with hostility. watch


James Arness on the Beginning of Gunsmoke
James Arness Discusses Dennis Weaver
James Arness Discusses Zeb on How the West Was Won
James Arness on Casting How the West Was Won

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Alias Jesse James
Gun The Man Down
Gun The Man Down
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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2004 World War II Memorial TV Show Series, Remarks by
1981 McClain's Law TV Show Series, Actor - Det. Jim McClain
1978 How the West Was Won TV Show Series, Actor - Zeb Macahan
1959 Alias Jesse James Movie, Actor - Matt Dillon
1957 Gun The Man Down Movie, Actor - Rem Anderson

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Gunsmoke’s James Arness Dead at 88

James Arness, best known for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, died today, according to the Los Angeles Times.  

According to a family spokesperson, Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, Calif. He was 88...

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