| Feb 28, 2014
In reflecting on the kingdom he created, Walt Disney once said, "It all started with a mouse." For filmmaker Steven Spielberg, it all started with a truck. That is the premise that drives "Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career" by...
| Jun 4, 2011
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88.
Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.
| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:38 PM
James Arness, who died Friday at age 88, pulled off the hardest kind of acting on "Gunsmoke." He made a forceful and enduring impression with a subtle, determined approach. He didn't hog the screen or chew the scenery. He simply was Matt Dillon. At 6-...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 12:32 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor James Arness, who played U.S. Marshall Matt Dillon on the TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday in Brentwood at the age of 88.
According to a posting on his official website, Arness, a native of Minneapolis, died of...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 10:50 AM
The home-video releases of one of television's longest-running series continue, and while Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) is at the center of many episodes, others showcase the Western's other regular characters.
That's particularly true of a story in...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:31 AM
The time for the "Mystery Movie" has come again. In the 1970s, the idea worked so well for NBC, the network used it twice weekly for a while ... on rotating components including Peter Falk's "Columbo," Dennis Weaver's "McCloud" and Rock Hudson's "McMillan...