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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...

Peter Graves Dead at 83
 Peter Graves 
 Dead at 83 

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...

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