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James Arness dead at 88

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by DarrellH, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

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    :( He had a good long life...
     
  2. Wiery

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    RIP :(
     
  3. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Sooo sad
     
  4. skatesindreams

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    What an iconic figure he was.
    He, his late son; and his brother (Peter Graves) are re-united, now.
    RIP.
     
  5. missflick

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    Didn't know he was the brother of Peter Graves. :slinkaway:
     
  6. AragornElessar

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    Neither did I. What a talented family that was.

    May he rest in peace. :(
     
  7. ChelleC

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    RIP :(
     
  8. Grannyfan

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    Gunsmoke was a show that everybody watched in its heyday. It was a Saturday night ritual. There were some very good stories; not always your typical western. I guess all of its most famous cast--Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone and Dennis Weaver are gone now. Very sad for those of us who grew up with the show.
     
  9. cmkrcwi

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    For some reason, I thought he had died many years ago. I guess not.

    His other famous role is probably "The Thing." My favorite movie of his is "Big Jim McLain" starring Arness and John Wayne as a couple of FBI agents hunting down Commies in Hawaii. It's a real guilty pleasure for me.
     
  10. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

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    RIP, big guy. :(
     
  11. Latte

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    RIP Jim.
    I thought he was already gone also.
    Peter only died last year, didn't he?
    RIP Peter also.
     
  12. Civic

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    Gunsmoke was must see TV for my late grandfather. RIP 'Matt Dillon'.
     
  13. skatesindreams

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    They didn't look especially alike; but, their voices were almost identical.
     
  14. NeilJLeonard

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    RIP. Gunsmoke was one of the best ever. He was it's anchor for 20 years.

    NJL
     
  15. Peaches LaTour

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    He also had a very small role in John Wayne's movie, "Hondo". I can't remember if it is Wayne or Ward Bond's character in the film that decks Arness.

    He also lost a daughter during his own lifetime..


    Marshall Matt Dillon was one of the very few authority figures who never, ever let us. I shall miss him so.........:(
     
  16. soxxy

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    RIP, James Arness.