Author Topic: James Arness RIP  (Read 1777 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline trapeze

  • Administrator
  • Conservative Superhero
  • *****
  • Posts: 6367
  • Hippies smell bad. Go away, hippie.
James Arness RIP
« on: June 04, 2011, 12:01:52 AM »
Quote
James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday.

He was 88.

The actor died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, Calif., according to his business manager, Ginny Fazer.

Arness' official website posted a letter from Arness on Friday that he wrote with the intention that it be posted posthumously: "I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great friends," he said.

"I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for the many years of being a fan of Gunsmoke, The Thing, How the West Was Won and all the other fun projects I was lucky enough to have been allowed to be a part of. I had the privilege of working with so many great actors over the years."

LINK

I will admit that I wasn't a big fan of Gunsmoke but I did watch quite a few episodes over the years. That was back when television was still operated by people who were proud and happy to give us heroes who were morally pure and who did heroic things. It was a different and better era.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 12:07:23 AM by trapeze »
In a doomsday scenario, hippies will be among the first casualties. So not everything about doomsday will be bad.

charlesoakwood

  • Guest
Re: James Arness RIP
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 12:13:08 AM »

Rest in peace, James.  The first movie I saw you in was Hondo. You did good.


Offline Sectionhand

  • Conservative Hero
  • ****
  • Posts: 2520
Re: James Arness RIP
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 04:50:06 AM »
Arness was active on his web site right to the end . He was truly one of Hollywood's Good Guys !

R.I.P.  "Marshal Thing" !

Offline IronDioPriest

  • Administrator
  • Conservative Superhero
  • *****
  • Posts: 10635
  • I refuse to accept my civil servants as my rulers
Re: James Arness RIP
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 08:46:19 AM »
Preceded in death only a little more than a year ago by his elder brother, actor Peter Graves (Aurness).

I finer generation is fading into history.
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."

- Thomas Jefferson

charlesoakwood

  • Guest
Re: James Arness RIP
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 10:20:53 AM »
Arness was active on his web site right to the end . He was truly one of Hollywood's Good Guys !

R.I.P.  "Marshal Thing" !

::thumbsup::


Online John Florida

  • Conservative Superhero
  • *****
  • Posts: 9142
  • IT'S MY FONT AND I'LL USE IT IF I WANT TO!!
Re: James Arness RIP
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 10:20:01 PM »
Preceded in death only a little more than a year ago by his elder brother, actor Peter Graves (Aurness).

I finer generation is fading into history.

 Both it seems were good men. RIP.
All men are created equal"
 Filippo Mazzie

Offline Libertas

  • Conservative Superhero
  • *****
  • Posts: 47822
  • Alea iacta est! Libertatem aut mori!
Re: James Arness RIP
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 06:37:18 AM »
R.I.P. James.

Both Minneapolis boys did alright.   ::thumbsup::

Irrumabo!  GOP? - Nope. No more. They made their bed, now let them die in it.*
* © Libertas (H/T Glock32)