Obituary of James Arness

James Arness

James Arness (born on May 26th, 1923) was a TV-Actor who was best known 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.

A funeral service is scheduled for next month in Minneapolis, with a reception to follow at the local funeral home. His oldest friend will officiate the graveside ceremony and burial. All are welcome to attend the and celebrate James's life.

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    • Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Arness, James
    • Common Name: James Arness
    • Birth Name: James King Aurness
    • Gender: Male
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    • Birth Date: May 26, 1923
    • Age: 88 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Jim, James Aurness
    • Category/Genre: TV-Actor

    • Nationality: American
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Janet Surtrees (married 16 December 1978-his death)
      • Virginia Chapman (married. 12 February 1948-divorced 1960)
    • Father: Rolf Cirkler Aurness
    • Mother: Ruth Duesler
    • Siblings:
      • Peter Graves (brother, March 18, 1926–March 14, 2010)
    • Children:
      • Rolf Aurness (son, born 1971)
      • Craig Aurness
      • Jenny Lee Aurness (daughter born 23 May 1950-12 May 1975)

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.

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Is he dead or alive? According to our unconfirmed records, Mr. Arness has passed away.

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Wikipedia.org: James Arness
IMDB.com: James Arness

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