James Arness (born James King Aurness, May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years in the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Gunsmoke: Return to ...
James King Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor. He was best known for his role in Gunsmoke. He played the character Marshal Matt Dillon. His younger brother was actor Peter Graves.
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Sep 12, 2020 · James Arness was a famous American actor of the mid-twentieth century. He was one of the most enduring stars, having portrayed roles in both television and cinema. His most invigorating performance in the role of Marshal Matt Dillon in the TV show Gunsmoke endowed him with immense prosperity and respect as a formidable TV actor.
Feb 21, 2021 · Arness was an American actor who had a net worth of $8 million. Arness was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May 1923 and passed away in June 2011. He was best known for starring as Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke from 1955 to 1975. His annual salary is currently under review and will soon be updated.
James Arness was the tallest actor ever to play a lead role, standing 2 metres (6'6" or 6'7" inches) . Georghe Muresan was also the lead in My Giant. --Rajah 03:04, 15 March 2010 (UTC) Concur that the source did NOT say what was referenced. Arness' published biography, online 'biography' and interviews do however mention his height. Apparently ...
Jan 12, 2021 · James Arness was a popular American actor who was best known for playing the roles of Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years in the TV series Gunsmoke. He had appeared in different several films and television. James was one of the experienced actors of Hollywood. On June 3 2011, he died of natural causes.
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Arness was born James Aurness in Minneapolis; in 1923; he dropped the \\"u\\" when he started acting. His parents were Rolf Cirkler Aurness, a businessman, and his wife Ruth Duesler, a journalist. His father’s ancestry was Norwegian; his mother's was German. The family name had been Aursnes, but when Rolf's father, Peter Aursnes, emigrated from Norway in 1887, he changed it to Aurness. Arness and his family were Methodists. Arness' younger brother was actor Peter Graves (1926–2010). Peter used th...
Arness wanted to be a naval fighter pilot, but he felt his poor eyesight would bar him. His height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) ended his hopes, since 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) was the limit for aviators. Instead, he was called for the Army and reported to Fort Snelling, Minnesota in March 1943. Arness served as a rifleman with the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely wounded during Operation Shingle, at Anzio, Italy.According to James Arness – An Autobiography, he landed on Anzio Beach...
After his discharge, Arness entered Beloit College in Wisconsin. He began his performing career as a radio announcer at Minneapolis station WLOL in 1945.Arness came to Hollywood by hitchhiking and soon began acting and appearing in films. He began with RKO, which immediately changed his name from \\"Aurness\\". His film debut was as Loretta Young's (Katie Holstrom) brother, Peter Holstrom, in The Farmer's Daughter. He was credited in The Farmer's Daughter as AURNESS.Though identified with western...
1. The Lone Ranger (1950, 1 episode as Deputy Bud Titus) 2. Lux Video Theatre, \\"The Chase\\" (1954) 3. Gunsmoke (1955–1975) 4. Front Row Center (1956) 5. The Red Skelton Chevy Special (1959) 6. The Chevrolet Golden Anniversary Show (1961) 7. A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary (1972) 8. The Macahans (1976) 9. How The West Was Won (1977-1979 TV series) 10. McClain's Law (1981-1982 TV series)This section's references:The Farmer's Daughter (1947)Man From Texas (1947)Roses are Red (1947) - c...
Arness was married twice, first to Virginia Chapman from 1948 until their divorce in 1960. He adopted her son. She died of a drug overdose in 1976. Arness was married to Janet Surtees from 1978 until his death although they did separate for a short time but got back together. When asked why he went back to her Arness said, \\"Women, can't live with them, can't live without them. Might as well suffer and live with them.\\" He had two sons, Rolf (born February 18, 1952) and Craig (died December 14,...
Arness died of natural causes at his Brentwood home in Los Angeles on June 3, 2011. He is interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
For his contributions to the television industry, Arness has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1751 Vine Street. In 1981, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Arness was inducted into the Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars in 2006, and gave a related TV interview.On the 50th anniversary of television in 1989 in the United States, People magazine chose the top 25 television stars of all time. Arness w...
1. James Arness at the Internet Movie Database 2. James Arness at AllMovie 3. Comanche Stallion Website 4. James Arness' Official website 5. James Arness Television Interview (2006) 6. James Arness Interview at Archive of American Television 7. N.Y. Times Obituary for James Arness 8. James Arness at Find a Grave 9. James Arness at TriviaTribute.com
Rolf Aurness was born on February 18, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rolf Chapman Aurness. He was previously married to Amilda Cuddy.