james arness

James Arness, Star of ‘Gunsmoke,’ Dead at 88
Actor James Arness, who played the legendary Marshal Matt Dillon on the popular Western series 'Gunsmoke,' died Friday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson has confirmed. He was 88.
The larger-than-life actor, who stood at a towering 6'7," played the indelible Mars…