1960s: Hosted a collection of bloopers and outtakes from "Gunsmoke" and other programs, which was produced for a CBS Network affiliates meeting. This gag reel has been released on several blooper videos, though often without Arness' original deadpan introductions and commentary.
Jim Arness | James Aurness | Jim Aurness
6' 7" (2.1 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.
His best friend and younger brother Peter Graves
, died on March 14, 2010, just 4 days before his 84th Birthday.