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"Gunsmoke" Star James Arness Dead at 88

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Gunsmoke" Star James Arness Dead at 88Submit Comment
James Arness, who played the iconic Marshal Matt Dillon on CBS' "Gunsmoke" for twenty seasons, has died.

He was 88. The 6-foot-7 actor, who also starred in the 1950s sci-fi classics "Them!" and "The Thing From Another World," passed away of natural causes Friday in his home in Brentwood. His death comes 14 months after his brother, "Mission: Impossible" actor Peter Graves, died of a heart attack at age 83.

Arness' official website posted a letter from the actor on Friday that he wrote with the intention that it be posted posthumously. The letter stated:

"I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great friends. I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for the many years of being a fan of 'Gunsmoke,' 'The Thing,' 'How the West Was Won' and all the other fun projects I was lucky enough to have been allowed to be a part of. I had the privilege of working with so many great actors over the years."

Source: THR


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minkowski writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:03:27 PM

See, Sac, what did I tell you?

Anyway, nothing I say will matter, but I had no idea the guy was even still alive. Makes you wonder who else is out there still ticking.
bandolero999 writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:21:11 PM

He looks like he whips minorities especially Injuns
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:36:34 PM

Rest in Peace, Mr. Arness.

You exemplified (among other deceased actors) that an actor can be an contributing member of society without having to outrageous, excessive or egotistical. Your years on the screen make many recent actors look small and insignificant, sir.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:39:04 PM

minkowski writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:03:27 PM

See, Sac, what did I tell you?

Anyway, nothing I say will matter, but I had no idea the guy was even still alive. Makes you wonder who else is out there still ticking.


@mink

I would've said Chuck Connors, but he died in 1992.

James Garner (Maverick) ?

James Drury (The Virginian) ?

Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:40:32 PM

bandolero999 writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:21:11 PM

He looks like he whips minorities especially Injuns


@bandolero999

Don't think so. Neither did Doc or Miss Kitty.
minkowski writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:47:32 PM

"You exemplified (among other deceased actors) that an actor can be an contributing member of society without having to outrageous, excessive or egotistical. Your years on the screen make many recent actors look small and insignificant, sir."

Yep. Hollywood has certainly changed and not for the better. I was reading about the morality rules they passed back in the 1920s, how woman in films couldn't even show much skin. Fatty Arbuckle's manslaughter trial in part led to those new rules, in fact, and it makes you wonder how those people would view their industry today.
bandolero999 writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:53:36 PM

Eli Wallach,Christopher Lee have been around to witness the changes.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:03:42 PM

minkowski writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 9:47:32 PM
"You exemplified (among other deceased actors) that an actor can be an contributing member of society without having to outrageous, excessive or egotistical. Your years on the screen make many recent actors look small and insignificant, sir."

Yep. Hollywood has certainly changed and not for the better. I was reading about the morality rules they passed back in the 1920s, how woman in films couldn't even show much skin. Fatty Arbuckle's manslaughter trial in part led to those new rules, in fact, and it makes you wonder how those people would view their industry today.

@minkowski

With as much scandal as has happened in the past (and now), they would be shocked at some of it, but recognize a lot of it (drug use, marital affairs, etc.).

The thing about Mr. Arness, Paul Newman or Gregory Peck (as examples) is that they didn't have a lot of scandal rise up and bite them in the ass. I don't know if it was because of their agents or just the way they lived their lives. Some actors, I'm sure, just see their job as exactly what it is, a job, and maintain a level of decency to keep food on the table and pay the bills. Others (ex: Liz Taylor, for example) find scandal runs rampant because they either (a) can't stand not being in the spotlight (b) can't seem to find any sort of self control (ex: Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Andy d*ck) or use scandal to boost what "career" they've niched because of something uniquely set upon them at that moment (ex: Octomom).

Yeah, Fatty was one sick bastard. I want to say Malcolm McDowell's character in Sunset (w/ Bruce Willis and James Garner) was an amalgam of Fatty's bondage/sexist abuse and Charlie Chaplin (acrobatic schtick).
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:04:40 PM

^ Correction : Shocked at some of it, but smile in recognition of a lot of it.
sri_91 writes:
on June 4th, 2011 at 7:17:26 AM

Christoper Lee is a f*cking badass and probably old enough to have fathered your granddad!
snoop writes:
on June 5th, 2011 at 12:12:02 AM

Horses don't just die like that. It had to have been rape!

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