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Alex Mallick (as Jim Arness)
Little Sam (as Jim Arness)
Magazine advertisement for L&M cigarettes (1958)
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Jim Arness | James Aurness | Jim Aurness
6' 6" (1.98 m)
Did You Know?
"If they were man and wife, it would make a lot of difference. The people upstairs decided it was better to leave the show as it was, which I totally agreed with." - on why his Gunsmoke character, Marshal Dillon, never married Miss Kitty.
Made four movies with his close friend John Wayne
during the 1950s. He was also originally cast in Rock Hudson
's role opposite Wayne in The Undefeated
(1969). Wayne personally recommended Arness for the lead role in Gunsmoke
(1955), and filmed an introduction for the first episode.