James Arness gives the full story on his early years, his family, his military career and his film work in Hollywood, including appearances in the cult-favorite science fiction movies Them and The Thing. He had a very long run on television's Gunsmoke and a role in the miniseries How The West Was Won. His post-theatrical period is also covered.
This is a republication in paperback of the 2001 edition--the long anticipated account of one of the icons of 20th-century television. He offers many anecdotes of interacting with the Gunsmoke family, such as Miss Kitty, Doc and Festus. His own work as a producer is covered. Throughout are previously unpublished photographs from the author's collection. Appendices include comments by show biz colleagues and Gunsmoke alumni, and a sampling of letters received from his fans. Actor and fellow Gunsmoke performer Burt Reynolds has written a foreword to the book.
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- ISBN-13: 9780786475889
- ISBN-10: 0786475889
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
- Publish Date: December 2012
- Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Page Count: 248
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP