James Arness of 'Gunsmoke' fame dies at 88

In this undated publicity image released by CBS, James Arness is shown as Marshal Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke." (CBS/AP Photo)

June 3, 2011 11:39:45 AM PDT
James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88.