Posts Tagged ‘James Arness’

James Arness Obituary

Friday, June 3rd, 2011



 James Arness is best known for his role as Marshal Matt Dillon in ‘Gunsmoke,’ one of the longest-running prime-time series in network TV history. He was a towering symbol of frontier justice in the series that broke the mold for TV westerns.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2011


James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series “Gunsmoke,” died Friday. He was 88.


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Peter Graves Obituary

Sunday, March 14th, 2010


Peter Graves, Spymaster and Host, Is Dead at 83



By Michael Pollak
New York Times
March 15, 2010


Peter Graves, the cool spymaster of television’s “Mission Impossible” and the dignified host of the “Biography” series, who successfully spoofed his own gravitas in the “Airplane” movie farces, died Sunday. He was 83.


He died of a heart attack at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., said Fred Barman, his business manager.


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