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Arness first came west because ``I just wanted
to see California. I wasn't thinking of acting.''
Arness was so tall, one director
had to stand him in a hole to get his head into the picture.
Arness claims ``The greatest spiritual cleansing
I can imagine is
to dive into a big surf''.
to stand on top of a snow capped peak''.
being ranked number one (as a television
Answer: ... a big surf.
To within three years, when was James Arness
Did James Arness have any sons?
Yes. For details, click HERE.
The name given to James Arness by his parents
Opal Tim Arness.
Answer: ... Aurness
Peter Graves, star of the television series
Mission Impossible and the movie Airplane is James
True. Click here for
The name of Peter Graves was submitted by
his agent for the television role of Matt Dillon.
True ... Graves says a reason he was rejected
was his role as a Nazi spy in the 1953 Billy Wilder film, Stalag
17. William Holden won an Oscar for his role in the
Peter Graves has directed Gunsmoke.
In 1976, James Arness made Mr. Blackwell's
list of America's ten worst dressed men.
What is Arness doing in this picture? (Click
on picture for the answer).
To within three inches, how tall is Arness?
Answer: 6' 6" to 6' 7"
Arness is one of the few Hollywood
types who has been happily married to the same woman for over
James Arness' brother starred in
a short lived syndicated television western set in Australia.
When Arness tired of his ranch and couldn't
sell it, CBS took it off his hands.
Arness has a pronounced limp that has worsened
over time. The cause of the limp is
a horse fell on his leg during the shooting
of an 1959 episode of Gunsmoke.
a machine gun wound aquired at Anzio in
World War II.
a genetic defect.
Answer: ... machine gun wound. The limp was
so pronounced during the filming of Gunsmoke:
Return to Dodge, that a double was hired to walk for Arness in many
scenes. Shooting was done from the back.
In the early '70's, Arness developed a phobia
about being seen while he ate. His Gunsmoke contract stated
explicitly that he was not to be filmed while eating.
(T/F) James Arness' favorite food
is shrimp pizza.
To within three million, what was James Arness'
estimated net worth when Gunsmoke went off the air in 1975?
What is James Arness' nationality?
The antics of Arness at media events are legendary.
Arness has no children.
(T/F) James Arness has never been in the state
Photo of James
Arness as a tourist at the Alamo.
(T/F) Arness became an insurance
In December 1988, Arness helped celebrate
the U.S. Marshals Service bicentennial.