Magazine advertisement for L&M cigarettes (1958)
1 Print Biography |
3 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Jim Arness | James Aurness | Jim Aurness
6' 7" (2.01 m)
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(1955), we had an outstanding quality of writing. The show had been on radio for three years, so they were able to fine-tune the characters. What made us different from other westerns was the fact that Gunsmoke wasn't just action and a lot of shooting; they were character-study shows. They're interesting to watch all these years later.
According to an article on TV westerns in Time magazine (March 30, 1959), Arness stood 6' 7", weighed 235 lbs, and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 48-36-36. However, Arness usually gave his own height as 6' 6" in interviews.