Gunsmoke Star Dies

UNDATED (WIFR) -- The man who was known by all western fans as Matt Dillon died in his sleep 8 days after his 88th birthday.

James Arness played the Dodge City Lawman in TV's Gunsmoke for 20 years, that's still the longest run by an actor for one character in a single show.

The former Beloit College student was the older brother of Mission Impossible actor Peter Graves who died last year.


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