ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

 


1951



James King Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011)

Arness portrayed the role of Marshall Dillon on TV’s Gunsmoke for twenty years
(1955 to 1975). According to legend, his friend John Wayne declined the role 
and recommended Arness. He spent time as a courier for a jewelry wholesaler
while attending high school.

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