Friday, June 17, 2011

R.I.P. James Arness

Reluctantly, Matt pulled the trigger
and outlaws fell flat, mortis-rigored
No draw could dislodge
the lawman of Dodge
As sheriff they can't come much bigger

For twenty years on Gunsmoke, in black-and-white and color, James Arness was Matt Dillon, sheriff of Dodge City, Kansas. Also pictured: Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty Russell.

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