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Topic: RIP: James Arness aka "Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke" died today

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Subject: RIP: James Arness aka "Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke" died today
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 3:00 PM ET
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Just read the sad news that James Arness aka "Matt Dillon" of Gunsmoke fame died today.  The show was a classic as were James Arness and the other long time actors on the show. 

 

'Gunsmoke' star James Arness dies at 88 

Date Posted: 3/21/2012 7:16 PM ET
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Trivia: James' younger brother is Peter Graves.  It was Peter who was being considered for the role of "Matt Dillion." However, after co-staring in the movie Stalag 17, Peter was considerd "too German" for the role of "Matt Dillion."