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RIP: Marshal Matt Dillon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member


    James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88.
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Marshal Dillon rides off into the sunset. RIP.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    One of my fav shows growing up RIP

    "Comin' Mr. Dillon" :)
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    "Matt Dillon, United States Marshal -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It's a chancy job, and it makes a man watchful . . . and a little lonely."

    The Gunsmoke series is the No. 1 reason I've kept my XM radio.

  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    My bedtime was right in the middle of the show. In a pre-VCR world there were some seriously epic battles to stay up. I think my parents hated me.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Another real American man fades away. Not many left.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There's Eastwood and who else?
  8. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Well-Known Member

    He was also "The Thing" back in an early 1950s movie.

  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    RIP Marshal Dillon

    James Arness was a hell of an actor and an American hero, receiving the purple heart at Anzio.

    Now he and his brother are fighting bad guys in the great beyond.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    He was recommended for the Matt Dillon job by the first actor it was offered to – John Wayne, or so the story goes.
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize he was still alive. RIP
  12. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Peter Graves' big brother.

    Although Gunsmoke was on the air while I was growing up, I don't think I've ever seen an episode. We weren't big Western fans.
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