Gunsmoke in History

Events in Film & TV

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1958-04-15 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1961-06-18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1975-09-01 Gunsmoke goes off the air
  • 1991-05-03 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1888-10-09 Hank Patterson, Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)
  • 1899-08-16 Glenn Strange, Weed NM, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
  • 1904-07-05 Milburn Stone, Bruton Ks, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke)
  • 1913-01-06 Tom Brown, American actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916-07-02 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1917-04-02 Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)
  • 1923-05-26 James Arness, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1924-06-04 Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
  • 1929-02-20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1973-09-20 Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1979-03-06 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
  • 1980-06-12 Milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75
  • 1981-01-08 Woody Chamblis, actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • 1984-08-04 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • 1989-08-16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • 1991-01-21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • 1991-04-28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74