The Greatest Western Stars of All Time And Their Stories

James Arness

United Artists

James Arness is special in his own right because he was the first television cowboy. In fact, he played the role of Marshall Matt Dillon for 20 years on the television series “Gunsmoke.” It’s rare for actors to play the same role this long, but he did it flawlessly. He was also good friends with Western actor John Wayne.

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