“Gunsmoke” star James Arness dies at age 88

  

Actor James Arness (Pic courtesy of fiftiesweb.com)

      
  James Arness, the actor best known as Marshall Matthew Dillon on the classic western “Gunsmoke” died Friday at the age of 88 due to natural causes. 
 
      Arness was a household fixture as the Western lawman on the CBS television show that ran from 1955 to 1975, making it the longest running drama series in television history.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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