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the ancient mariner

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Marshall Dillon died today. Fri, 06/3/11 8:46 PM (permalink)
Gunsmoke lasted 20 years and James Arness made it happen. 
Didn't talk much but he sure kept the town clean. 
RIP Big Jim

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    Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Fri, 06/3/11 9:13 PM (permalink)
    And he was always a gentleman with Miss Kitty.

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      Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Fri, 06/3/11 11:22 PM (permalink)
      Another little piece of America is gone- he gave us so many hours of entertainment as Marshall Dillon. 

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        Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Sat, 06/4/11 7:33 AM (permalink)
        That was one show that my Dad and I enjoyed watching together. Good memories. RIP Marshall Dillon!
          carlton pierre

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          Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Sat, 06/4/11 7:48 AM (permalink)
          I met my wife and fell in love because she was dressed as Miss Kitty.  RIP Marshall.

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            Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Sat, 06/4/11 3:17 PM (permalink)
            I read today that initially the role was offered to John Wayne who turned it down. According to the story James Arness also turned it down because I guess he wanted a movie career. John Wayne advised him to take the role and the rest as they say is history.

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              Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Sat, 06/4/11 5:02 PM (permalink)
              I always loved the scraggy people that would grace the show from time to time, unusually nasty! LOL!

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                Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Sat, 06/4/11 5:14 PM (permalink)
                RIP Marshal Dillion - You will live on forever in your reruns. 
                Infact I am watching one now.
                  mr chips

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                  Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Tue, 06/7/11 11:45 AM (permalink)
                  One of the first adult westerns. The reruns stand up well. I wish i could see the black and white shows more easily. James Arness had such presence . RIP sir.

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                    Re:Marshall Dillon died today. Tue, 06/7/11 6:51 PM (permalink)
                    Named my daughter after the female lead...Amanda...
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