Friday, June 03, 2011
R.I.P. Sheriff Matt Dillion
I don't know about you but I grew up watching Gunsmoke on Sunday nights on our Black and White 17 inch Admiral TV set.
The show lasted 20 years, most people kinda wished that Miss Kitty and Sheriff Dillion would be a couple....maybe there were.
James Arness was a tall 6ft 6" guy who even played the monster in the movie The Thing..his brother who died last year, was Peter Graves of Mission Impossible fame, later he played the airline pilot on the comedy Airplane.
The 50's and 60's had lots of Westerns on TV but Gunsmoke outlasted all of them.