Jim: I thought I would go back to school and really be serious and try to get a college degree. But when I did get home, I still found that I had this restlessness and I wasn't cut out to be a student.
James: What made us different from other westerns was the fact that Gunsmoke wasn't just action and a lot of shooting; they were character-study shows. They're interesting to watch all these years later.... (more James Arness quotes)
In 1987, James was made an Honorary Citizen of Tucson, Arizona.
James' Hollywood star is located near the corner of Hollywood & Vine across the street from Capital Records at 1751 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.
James was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
James was named an Honorary United States Marshal, "In recognition of his unique contribution to the Image and Traditions of the U.S. Marshal's Service."
James was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy an... (more James Arness trivia)
|James Arness: An Autobiography|
by James Arness and James E. Wise Jr.