Obituary of James Arness

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James Arness

James Arness (born May 26th, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was a TV Actor who was best recalled for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on the American TV series "Gunsmoke". James died on June 3rd, 2011 in Los Angeles and his death was reporedly because of "natural causes". He lived to the age of 88.

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James Arness Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Arness, James
    • Common Name: James Arness
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • Birth Date: May 26, 1923
    • Age: 88 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Jim, James Aurness
    • Occupations: TV Actor, Film Actor

    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Totino's Pizza Rolls
    • Favorite Color: Burgandy (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    James's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: James King Aurness
    • Father: Rolf Cirkler Aurness
    • Mother: Ruth Duesler
    • Brother(s):
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Janet Surtrees (married 16 December 1978-his death)
      • Virginia Chapman (married. 12 February 1948-divorced 1960)
    • Son(s):
      • Rolf Aurness (born 1971)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Jenny Lee Aurness (born 23 May 1950-12 May 1975)
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Death Notice:

  • Date: June 03, 2011
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Natural causes (unspecified)
  • Interment: The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Category Tags:

TV ActorFilm Actor American Born on May 26th Born in 1923 Born in MinnesotaDied in 2011Died from Natural causes

Quotable Quotes:

"It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!"

""If they were man and wife, it would make a lot of difference. The people upstairs decided it was better to leave the show as it was, which I totally agreed with." - on why his Gunsmoke character, Marshal Dillon, never married Miss Kitty. (IMDB)"

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James Arness @ Wikipedia
James Arness @ IMDB

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