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About James Arness
James Arness was a renowned American actor famed for starring as Marshal Matt Dillon on the Western drama series Gunsmoke from 1955 to 1975. He gained further prominence portraying Zeb Macahan in another popular Western TV series How The West Was Won. He is regarded as one of the greatest television stars of all time.
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Virginia Chapman, with whom he had three children: two sons and a daughter. The marriage lasted from 1948 to 1963. In 1978, he got married to his second wife Janet Surtrees. He stayed married to Janet until his death in 2011.
Throughout his life, he greatly disliked publicity.
His actress daughter Jenny Lee Arnes committed suicide at the young age of 25.
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James Arness was a famous American actor, who was born on May 26, 1923. As a person born on this date, James Arness is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (May 26) and the 18th most popular for the year (1923).
People born on May 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. James Arness is the 885th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to James Arness' birthday, James Arness is the 5184th most famous American and ranks 13th in famous people born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
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