Remembering James Arness: Top 5 Memorable Marshal Matt Dillon Moments Of Gunsmoke
Actor James Arness, known for his iconic 20-year role as Marshal Matt Dillon on the hit western TV series Gunsmoke, passed away on June 3 at the age of 88. Gunsmoke held the record up until 2010 as the longest running scripted TV show with recurring characters with Arness playing the lead role for 20 consecutive years.
We’ll miss the gun-drawing, fearless Marshall of Dodge City and are taking a look back at some of James Arness’ finest moments as Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke.
Ambush – March 11, 1967: Matt Dillon organizes an ambush to catch two criminals coming into town.