Gunsmoke: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. Gunsmoke have died?

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American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston.

Gunsmoke

Started 10 Sep 1955
Ended 31 Mar 1975
Released64 years, 5 months ago
Run span19 years, 6 months
Seasons 20
Episodes 635
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Photo of James Arness as Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke.

About Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.The radio series ran from 1952 to 1961. John Dunning wrote that among radio drama enthusiasts, "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television series ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and lasted for 635 episodes. At the end of its run in 1975, Los Angeles Times columnist Cecil Smith wrote: "Gunsmoke was the dramatization of the American epic legend of the west. Our own Iliad and Odyssey, created from standard elements of the dime novel and the pulp Western as romanticized by [Ned] Buntline, [Bret] Harte, and [Mark] Twain. It was ever the stuff of legend."

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Gunsmoke:

Jon Voight
American actor
Alive
Ellen Burstyn
American actress
Alive
Adam West
American actor
Dead
Angie Dickinson
American actress
Alive
Katharine Ross
actor and author
Alive
Kurt Russell
American actor
Alive
Melissa Gilbert
actress and director
Alive
George Kennedy
American actor
Dead
Barbara Eden
American actress and singer
Alive
Richard Dreyfuss
American actor
Alive
Vera Miles
American actress
Alive
Jan-Michael Vincent
American actor
Dead
Lesley Ann Warren
American singer-actress
Alive
Chuck Connors
Athlete and actor
Dead
Mariette Hartley
American actress
Alive
Sherry Jackson
American actress
Alive
Nick Nolte
actor, film producer
Alive
June Lockhart
actress from the United States
Alive
Sid Haig
American actor
Dead
Beau Bridges
actor and director from the United States
Alive
Herb Vigran
American actor
Dead
Loretta Swit
American actress
Alive
Eve Plumb
actress, painter
Alive
Ricardo Montalbán
actor
Dead
William Hopper
American actor
Dead
Ned Beatty
American actor
Alive
Joyce Bulifant
American actress
Alive
Michael Learned
American actress
Alive
Dabbs Greer
American actor
Dead
John Astin
born 1930; American actor
Alive
Pamelyn Ferdin
Actress, voice actress
Alive
Fionnula Flanagan
Irish actress
Alive
Sharon Farrell
actress
Alive
Tom Skerritt
American actor
Alive
Ruta Lee
Actress, dancer
Alive
Clint Howard
American actor
Alive
Bonnie Bartlett
American actress
Alive
Susan Olsen
American actress
Alive
Salome Jens
American stage, film, and television actress
Alive
Joseph Campanella
American actor
Dead
Kay Lenz
American actress
Alive
Russ Tamblyn
American actor
Alive
John Saxon
American actor
Alive
Gerald McRaney
actor
Alive
Nina Foch
actress
Dead
Richard Chamberlain
actor
Alive
Fredd Wayne
American actor
Dead
Lisa Eilbacher
American actress
Alive
Darren McGavin
actor
Dead
Bruce Boxleitner
actor, writer
Alive
Nancy Olson
American actress
Alive
Maree Cheatham
American actress
Alive
Ben Johnson
American film actor (1918-1996)
Dead
Rance Howard
American actor
Dead
Mike Connors
American actor
Dead
Julie Bennett
actress
Alive
Martin E. Brooks
American actor
Dead
Robert Pine
American actor
Alive
Pamela Payton-Wright
American actress
Dead
Edgar Buchanan
actor
Dead
Martin Kove
American actor
Alive
Barra Grant
American actress
Alive
Susan Batson
American actress
Alive
Jolene Brand
American actress
Alive
Harold Gould
American actor
Dead
Jack Albertson
American character actor
Dead
L. Q. Jones
actor
Alive
Yaphet Kotto
American actor
Alive
Roy Thinnes
actor
Alive
Lois Nettleton
actress
Dead
Richard Mulligan
American actor
Dead
Jimmy McNichol
actor, singer
Alive
Michael Parks
American actor
Dead
James Drury
former actor; oil and natural gas business
Alive
Lyle Waggoner
American actor
Alive
James Gammon
American actor
Dead
Noble Willingham
American actor
Dead
Richard Kiley
American actor
Dead
Alex Cord
American actor
Alive
Daniel J. Travanti
actor
Alive
Hampton Fancher
American actor and director
Alive
Vincent Gardenia
American actor
Dead
Frank Cady
American actor
Dead
Alejandro Rey
Argentine actor and television director
Dead
Parker Stevenson
American actor
Alive
Paul Koslo
American actor
Dead
Aneta Corsaut
American actress
Dead
Michael Cristofer
American actor and director
Alive
Paul Guilfoyle
American actor born in 1902
Dead
Mark Shera
American actor
Alive
Hal Williams
American actor
Alive