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James Arness
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Born:26 May 1923Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Known As:Marshal Matt DillonTV's "Gunsmoke"
Trivia: Birth name: James Aurness.
Was 6' 7" tall.
Brother of actor Peter Graves.
Became "Matt Dillon", the U.S. Marshal on "Gunsmoke" after John Wayne, originally
offered the role, turned it down and suggested Arness to play the role.
Honorary United States Marshal, "In recognition of his unique contribution
to the Image and Traditions of the U.S. Marshal's Service".
Was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Has a star on the Walk of Fame - Television - at 1751 Vine Street.
On TV:TVGuide.comClick here for TV listings.
Filmography:The Internet Movie DatabaseJames Arness Filmography.
Departed:3 June 2011Los Angeles, California, USA
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