How James Arness Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

James Arness reached the impressive age of 88 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Tv Actor.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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 married first wife Virginia Chapman in 1948. The couple divorced in 1960. He had two sons and daughter. His younger brother, Peter Graves, was also an actor. 

How did James Arness die?

James Arness' death was caused by Natural Causes.

Information about the death of James Arness
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Age of death88 years
ProfessionTv Actor
BirthdayMay 26, 1923
Death dateJune 3, 2011
Place of deathBrentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

I was the tallest guy in the school, and I was very conscious of being larger than anybody – classmates and teachers.

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I had a wonderful life and was blessed with so many loving people and great friends.

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I’ve got a little arthritis that I have to deal with. I was 6 feet 7 when I started, and I’ve shrunk up a little bit. I’m probably 6-5 or so now. But up here at 82, I feel pretty good. I’m sticking in there.

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The kids don’t really have any part of my television life. Fortunately, there aren’t many times when show business intrudes on our family existence.

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I had the pleasure of knowing Ronald Reagan before he became Governor of California. He was a truly great human being and we usually spent our time together reminiscing about mutual friends.

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