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Old Jun 3 2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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James Arness, who gave us Marshall Matt Dillon in GUNSMOKE for twenty years, has passed on. There aren't many left like him anymore.


Good bye, Marshall. When you get where youre going, say hello to Miss Kitty, Doc Adams, Festus, Chester and Sam for us.
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One of my favorites. They don't make tv shows like the old ones anymore. Reality tv and today's idea of sitcoms are why I never have the B-Tube on!
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Grew up watching Gunsmoke, I must be getting old.
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He sure was a HUNK in his day...he had a fantastic life...long and reasonably happy from all I have read.

Cilla...exactly the same reason and effect here in our home...we watch a movie perhaps twice a week and a British mystery two or three times a week and thats it...we have no idea what YUCKY things they have on T.V. these days.
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James Arness, who gave us Marshall Matt Dillon in GUNSMOKE for twenty years, has passed on. There aren't many left like him anymore.<Sinp> How true! How Sad.


Good bye, Marshall. When you get where youre going, say hello to Miss Kitty, Doc Adams, Festus, Chester and Sam for us.
I shall let Dan J. know later. He is home, and I'm busy.
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That brings back memories.

Rest in peace, James.
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He was wounded at Anzio, Italy in WWII, and suffered chronic leg pain that got so bad he couldn't even mount a horse. If you take that into account, you can see it in some of his movements in the later episodes of Gunsmoke.

He was also the monster in the original 1951 release of The Thing. He stuck mainly with westerns, but he did quite a bit of acting outside of the Marshal. He wasn't the first choice for the role of Dillon; John Wayne was. He turned it down, saying, "Give it to the kid." They did, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We lost his younger brother Peter Graves last year, and now he's gone to see Peter again. So may they be reunited in the place where no shadows fall.
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I remember watching Gunsmoke down here when I was younger.

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He was wounded at Anzio, Italy in WWII, and suffered chronic leg pain that got so bad he couldn't even mount a horse. If you take that into account, you can see it in some of his movements in the later episodes of Gunsmoke. <sinp> I think I recall that, but I wasn't much into it. Once in a while, and thanks @Draco, how you are describing, it I do recall that much, never knew why. I'm working on 'stuck fan fiction', Pern base and I think you just given, me what I was I was needing, also that would make a good start on audio description of what going on.

He was also the monster in the original 1951 release of The Thing. He stuck mainly with westerns, but he did quite a bit of acting outside of the Marshal. He wasn't the first choice for the role of Dillon; John Wayne was. He turned it down, saying, "Give it to the kid." They did, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We lost his younger brother Peter Graves last year, and now he's gone to see Peter again. So may they be reunited in the place where no shadows fall.
Sad to hear this, about Peter Graves, more later.
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And Bats remembers one his first part in the movie
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Only one guess on which part he played
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I'm afraid you have that wrong, Bats. He wasn't in that movie. The creature was played by two different men, one on land and the other in the water. He wasn't either of them. Like I said, he was The Thing.
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say did any of you ever see the prequel to Gunsmoke it was call Marshall Dillon ....I loved watching Gunsmoke growing up wish they would have more shows like that on TV now
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Old Jun 7 2011, 12:32 AM   #14
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back to my Cave Draco but it was a SF movie then so not far off
Thanks for that imforation he played the part well scared the Crap out of me
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He was wounded at Anzio, Italy in WWII, and suffered chronic leg pain that got so bad he couldn't even mount a horse. If you take that into account, you can see it in some of his movements in the later episodes of Gunsmoke.

He was also the monster in the original 1951 release of The Thing. He stuck mainly with westerns, but he did quite a bit of acting outside of the Marshal. He wasn't the first choice for the role of Dillon; John Wayne was. He turned it down, saying, "Give it to the kid." They did, and the rest, as they say, is history.

We lost his younger brother Peter Graves last year, and now he's gone to see Peter again. So may they be reunited in the place where no shadows fall.
What Draco said!!

When Peter Graves died last year, I looked for any sign that he and James ever worked on the same project together but couldn't find one. Odd that when the CBS News reported it, they seemed to have a picture showing the two of them on the same set.

Both their bios indicated they had good family relations with each other, but professionally they stayed apart so as not upstage the other.

I would've liked to have seen them working together, though. They were both such great actors and played very strong roles. They'll both be missed!
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