James Arness

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James Arness relationship history


James Arness died on 3rd June, 2011. His last relationship was with Thordis Brandt.

During his life he was married to Virginia Chapman from 1948 to 1963.

He also dated Thordis Brandt from 1965 to 1972 and Tura Satana.
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Acting Credits


1994
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994) (TV Movie)

1993
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993) (TV Movie)

1992
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992) (TV Movie)

1990
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990) (TV Movie)

1988
Red River (1988) (TV Movie)
Thomas Dunson

1987
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) (TV Movie)

1987
Jim Bowie

1981
McClain's Law (1981) (TV Show)
Det. Jim McClain

1978
How the West Was Won (1978) (TV Show)
Zeb Macahan

1976
The Macahans (1976) (TV Movie)
Zeb Macahan

1956
Rem Anderson

1956
Joel Kingdom

1956
Kelly Rand

1955
Esau Hamilton

1955
The Sea Chase (1955)
Schlieter

1955
Gunsmoke (1955) (TV Show)

1955
Front Row Center (1955) (TV Show)
Hemp Brown

1954
Ralph Munsey

1954
Them! (1954)
Robert Graham

1953
Hondo (1953)
Lennie - Army Indian Scout

1953
Mac McMullen

1953
The Lone Hand (1953)
Gus Varden

1953
Targut

1952
Mal Baxter

1952
Leon Williams

1952
Horizons West (1952)
Tiny McGilligan

1952
Matt

1952
Hellgate (1952)
George Redfield

1951
Bullock

1951
Iron Man (1951)
Alex Mallick

1951
John Fordman 'Johnny' O'Hara

1951
'The Thing'

1951
Kirk Hamilton

1951
Belle Admirer Mine Guard at Fire

1951
Cavalry Scout (1951)
Barth

1950
Sierra (1950)
Little Sam

1950
Rolfe Isbell

1950
Wagon Master (1950)
Floyd Clegg

1950
Lux Video Theatre (1950) (TV Show)
Chuck Scott

1950
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Russell

1949
Battleground (1949)
Garby

1949
The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Show)
Deputy Bud Titus

1948
Minor Role

1947
Peter Holstrom

1947
Roses Are Red (1947)
Ray

Producer Credits


1994
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994) (TV Movie)
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1993
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993) (TV Movie)
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1955
Gunsmoke (1955) (TV Show)
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Posted by elvisfan98
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Rest in peace my old friend. I will always watch you on TV's Gunsmoke!!!!

Posted by jekuper2010
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R.I.P James Arness aka Matt Dillon. You were one of my favorite TV lawmen.

Posted by gerry cook
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James was a role model for young kids like me in Gunsmoke. He did everything by the law, was a great person and friend to many. A big man with a big heart. He was second to John Wayne as the tough cowboy.

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Biography

James Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) and four more made-for-television Gunsmoke films in the 1990s. In Europe Arness reached cult status for his role as Zeb Macahan in the western series How the West Was Won. His younger brother was actor Peter Graves.

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First Name
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James King Aurness
Other Names
Jim
Age
88 (age at death)
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Occupation
Actor
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Claim to Fame
Gunsmoke, How the West was Won
Year(s) Active
1947–94
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