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James Arness as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

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January 27, 2015
You are missed much ..your morals and ideas were such an example for everyone ...RIP
January 27, 2015
Jim is watched gun smoke every week rest in peace a good man. Among men
January 24, 2015
I can remember watching Matt Dillion Kitty , Doc, and chester with my Grandma.
January 20, 2015
You are greatly missed. I still watch gunsmoke everyday. Truly a wonderful man.
January 18, 2015
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
January 16, 2015
JAMES INDEED WAS A MANS-MAN WHEN HE PORTRAYED MARSHALL MATT DILLON IN THE SERIES OF "GUNSMOKE". THE SHOW TO ME DEPICTED THE TRUE EARLY WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN AMERICA. MR ARNESS MADE THE GUNSMOKE SERIES REAL TO LIFE.
THE SHOW WILL GO ON FOREVER. I'VE WATCHED THE RERUN SERIES AT LEAST 3 TIMES A SHOW.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU, OUR HERO, JAMES ARNESS.
January 13, 2015
I grew up idolizing the role he played as Marshal Dillon, but later appreciated him for how he handled the bumps and bruises of life. He was and remains an inspiration to me. As a small boy I grew up wanting to be like Marshal Dillon and my Uncle Jim, who was also a tall and strong man.
January 12, 2015
America needs,to remember all the good years this series,gave us and all the hard work they did! (It Was The Best Of Its Time) -Alonzo Lee Abeyta (Rawlins Wyoming)
January 04, 2015
What made Matt Dillon ( James Arness ) such a great actor can be found in the statemebt by co-star Miss Kitty ( Ananda Blake ) when she said she worked with Jim Arness for 16 years and I can't say I ever really knew him. James Arness aloof nature and desire for privacy in his personal life translate well onto the television screen, as a distant lawman who is always thinking about things and quietly mulling things over, with a quite honesty and above all displaying the qualities and character of what a real man is supposed to be. There is no doubt that James Arness personal style and personality in personal life translated directly into his character as Marshal Matt Dillion, and as a reflection of the man he truly was in real life, and went a long way in making Gunsmoke in my opinion the best classic western series ever! This can be seen in other actors who's personal persona carriers over into the characters they play. If the think back on many successful actors in television series, it's evident those memorable actors who's real life personality completely defined the character they played. It wasn't the genius of some casting director who choose the perfect actor for a part, it was just dumb luck that they were fortunate enough to stumble across the right person and personality to fit the role of a character so well, and we as viewers, are the luckiest ones of all.
January 03, 2015
Please accept my sincere condolences and sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends. May the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such an untimely loss of a very precious life please accept my deepest sympathies. (2 Cor. 1:2, 3).

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