|TV and Movie Trivia Tribute
|Born:||26 May 1923||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|
|Known As:||Marshal Matt Dillon||TV'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 Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.|
|Has a star on the Walk of Fame - Television - at 1751 Vine Street.|
|On TV:||TVGuide.com||Click here for TV listings.|
|Filmography:||The Internet Movie Database||James Arness Filmography.|
|Departed:||3 June 2011||Los Angeles, California, USA|
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