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Age88 (age at death)
Birthday 26 May, 1923
Birthplace Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died 3 June, 2011
Place of Death Brentwood, California, USA
Height 6' 7" (201 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Gunsmoke, How the West was Won
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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 Dodge (1987) and four more made-for-television Gunsmoke films in the 1990s. In Europe, Arness reached cult status for his role as Zeb Macahan in the Western series How the West Was Won. He was the older brother of actor Peter Graves.

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