(AP) – Six decades after "Gunsmoke" debuted on television, several actors who appeared in the show, including Burt Reynolds, are scheduled to reunite in
The Wichita Eagle reports the actors will attend Wild West Fest on Sept. 25-27
hosted by the Boot Hill Casino & Resort, the Wild West Heritage Foundation and
the Roundup Rodeo.
Besides Reynolds, who portrayed blacksmith Quint Asper from 1962 to 1965, also attending are Bruce Boxleitner, Buck Taylor, Jess Walton, Lane Bradbury and
"Gunsmoke" ran on CBS from 1955 through 1975 and was nominated for more
than a dozen Emmys.
Other key actors from the show have died, including James Arness, who starred
as Marshal Matt Dillon; Amanda Blake, who played Miss Kitty; Dennis Weaver
who portrayed Chester Goode, and Milburn Stone, who was Doc Adams.
Trivia: When aired in the UK, the television series “Gunsmoke” was
initially titled “Gun Law”.