| 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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Richard M. Daley may have been an opponent of a Chicago casino during his 22-year mayoral tenure, but now "Citizen Daley" not only seems in favor of a jackpot joint in the city limits, but he may put a group together to apply for the...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Marshal Matt Dillon died early this month. Dillon, a man made famous by actor James Arness, left us with memories of a tough Western frontier town coping with lots of bad guys and an occasional bad girl. Yes, I know that it was James Arness who died,...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.
By FRANK RIZZO
Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life.
With a new film out this month...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Year-ending memories include those of people who made marks in entertainment before passing. In 2011, they included a significant number of behind-the-scenes talents whose television efforts endure. Andy Rooney: It's a sad irony that the pundit's death...
| Mar 14, 2010
| 5:37 PM
When Peter Graves was honored last month at the Ojai Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award, the 83-year-old actor was hoping they would screen Billy Wilder's 1953 classic "Stalag 17" in which he played a Nazi spy placed among American POWs in...
| Mar 15, 2010
Peter Graves, the rugged actor who starred in the hit TV series "Mission: Impossible" and whose career took a comic turn in the disaster spoof "Airplane!" has died. He was 83.
Graves was found dead Sunday afternoon in front of his Pacific Palisades...
| Jul 13, 2009
Joe Bowman, a nationally known Texas sharpshooter who could blast an aspirin to powder at 30 paces and split a playing card edgewise at 20, has died. He was 84.
He had been in Albuquerque, where he had staged a fast-draw and sharpshooting exhibition...
| Mar 19, 2010
Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps, died Thursday. He was 85.
Parker, who played another...
| Oct 26, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Reporters meet Virginia Arness at the airport and follow her home. Photographers ask James Arness, the star of "Gunsmoke," to pose with her, but he refuses. Oct. 26, 1959: The front page teases a story about the Lions getting a bonus to beat the Rams, but...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 4:33 PM
How many classic songs were lost when George Gershwin died? How manyÂ scintillating comediesÂ never happened after Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash? We lose a lot of culture when gifted artists die young. And it happened again this week whe...