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James Arness '46

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

Guest Book Highlights

October 16, 2018 "I Love Gunsmoke and all the characters, such as; Miss Kitty, Doc, Festus and the rest of the group. Not only then but now...still watch the show. I must say that in seeing them and knowing that they are gone, make me cry. Matt make me feel as if I know him personally, may they continue to Rest In Peace. " - Grace Means (Anna, TX)
October 15, 2018 "I would like to express my condolence to the family and friends of the deceased. I just loved Mr. Arness in Gunsmoke. It was my favorite show for many years and still watch it from time to time. Thank you for your service to the country and show business. May you rest in peace!!!

Eloise Peterson" - Eloise Peterson (Houston, TX)
October 15, 2018 "I would to say that James Arness is the best actor and I totally love all the programs he was in. My favorite is Gunsmoke from beginning to end. I never get tired of watching Gunsmoke. I'm sure there are a lot of other programs that I haven't gotten to see and if I find them I will watch them. God bless you all for letting me write to Yous." - Betty McNall (Elmira, MI)
October 11, 2018 "I have watched your dad in many shows over the years .I can remember sitting on my Daddy's lap when I was little watching Gunsmoke . I never would have guessed that I would revisit these memories when my daddy moved in with me in his elder years and we sit and watch Gunsmoke everyday . Just wanted to tell you all Thank you for sharing your Daddy and Grandpa with me ." - Patricia Dudley (Claremore, OK)
October 03, 2018 "My boys and I enjoy watching his shows,my husband got us hooked.he died at 49 .leaving me with 2 boys 15 and we really enjoy these shows together and thank you.." - Kristi Tarkenton (15756 w Elmer rd Evansville , WI)
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Obituary for James Arness
James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke,"...
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