Saturday, June 4, 2011

James Arness, R.I.P.

James Arness has died.

I remember him as the hulking creature from The Thing from Another World (1951). He also played in a great little gem of a science fiction movie about giant killer ants called Them! (1954). However, most people recall him in the role of Marshall Matthew Dillon on the television show, Gunsmoke (1955 - 1975).

He appeared in a handful of films with his friend John Wayne in the 1950s.

Mr. Arness passed away in his sleep. He was 88.

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