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Gunsmoke's 'Marshal Dillon' Dead at 88

Actor James Arness dies of natural causes

(Newser) - One of Hollywood's greatest sheriffs, James Arness, died today of natural causes at his home, the Los Angeles Times reports. At 6-foot-7, Arness dominated TV screens as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, which ran from 1955 to 1975 and defined the TV Western. Arness had been wary about taking... More »

Peter Graves Dead at 83

TV spymaster turned strait-laced funnyman has heart attack

(Newser) - TV's top spymaster turned dead-pan funnyman Peter Graves has died at the age of 83. The actor played the lead in TV's Mission: Impossible for years and won over a new generation with his canny self-parody as the pedophile pilot in Airplane! The brother of Gunsmoke star James Arness, Graves... More »

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