|Birth Day||May 26, 1923|
|Birth Place||Minneapolis, MN|
|Age||97 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jun 3, 2011 (age 88)|
Portrayed the role of Marshall Dillon on TV's Gunsmoke for twenty years, a role that John Wayne declined and recommended for Arness according to urban legend.
He spent time as a courier for a jewelry wholesaler while attending high school.
He was featured on the television show, Gunsmoke.
He was a close friend of actor John Wayne.