James Arness Life and Career

Here is a list of many awards that James Arness received throughtout his career.

1956 - Received Nomination of Actor – Best Continuing Performance in a Dramatic Series: Gunsmoke for 1956 by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

1958 - LOOK Magazine TV award for "Best Western Series (1958) presented to James Arness on behalf of the Gunsmoke cast, producers, directors and writers.

1958 - Headliners Club Award presented to James Arness by the Governor of Texas.

1958 - Honored by TV Guide for record-breaking sales of December 6th issue with Gunsmoke cast on the cover.

1959 - James Arness voted Number One Western TV Star by television critics for 1959-1960.

1969 - Received Golden Boot Award

1971 - Received "Western Heritage Wrangler Award" for acting and Gunsmoke voted "Outstanding Fiction Television."

1972 - Made Honorary United States Marshal

1973 - International Broadcasting Award, Man of the Year

1975 - "Gunsmoke congratulates James Arness for your invaluable contribution to the 20th season of the longest running dramatic series in television history."

1977 - Old West Trail Award, The Westerner

1981 - Received Western Heritage Wrangler Award from National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center

1981 - Elected to the Hall of Fame of Great Western Performances

1986 - Honorary United States Marshal, Badge #2 – "In recognition of his unique contribution to the Image and Traditions of the U.S. Marshal's Service"

1987 - Plaque/Badge: "To James Arness in Appreciation for your help in 'Rounding Up' the United States Marshal's Posse," Anaheim Stadium, California

1987 - Made Honorary Citizen of Tucson, Arizona

1989 - Named Number 6 of People Magazine's Top 25 Stars in Television's 50th Anniversary Issue

1999 - Awarded the Western Heritage Award by the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.


Here is a list of the many TV and film credits of James Arness:

1956 - Received Nomination of Actor – Best Continuing Performance in a Dramatic Series: Gunsmoke for 1956 by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

1958 - LOOK Magazine TV award for "Best Western Series (1958) presented to James Arness on behalf of the Gunsmoke cast, producers, directors and writers.

1958 - Headliners Club Award presented to James Arness by the Governor of Texas.

1958 - Honored by TV Guide for record-breaking sales of December 6th issue with Gunsmoke cast on the cover.

1959 - James Arness voted Number One Western TV Star by television critics for 1959-1960.

1969 - Received Golden Boot Award

1971 - Received "Western Heritage Wrangler Award" for acting and Gunsmoke voted "Outstanding Fiction Television."

1972 - Made Honorary United States Marshal

1973 - International Broadcasting Award, Man of the Year

1975 - "Gunsmoke congratulates James Arness for your invaluable contribution to the 20th season of the longest running dramatic series in television history."

1977 - Old West Trail Award, The Westerner

1981 - Received Western Heritage Wrangler Award from National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center

1981 - Elected to the Hall of Fame of Great Western Performances

1986 - Honorary United States Marshal, Badge #2 – "In recognition of his unique contribution to the Image and Traditions of the U.S. Marshal's Service"

1987 - Plaque/Badge: "To James Arness in Appreciation for your help in 'Rounding Up' the United States Marshal's Posse," Anaheim Stadium, California

1987 - Made Honorary Citizen of Tucson, Arizona

1989 - Named Number 6 of People Magazine's Top 25 Stars in Television's 50th Anniversary Issue

1999 - Awarded the Western Heritage Award by the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.


Here is a list of the many TV and film credits of James Arness:

FILMS
1947 - The Farmer's Daughter
1947 - Man From Texas
1947 - Roses Are Red
1949 - Battleground
1950 - Wagonmaster
1950 - Sierra
1950 - Two Lost Worlds
1950 - Double Crossbones
1950 - Stars In My Crown
1950 - Wyoming Mail
1951 - Calvary Scout
1951 - Belle le Grand
1951 - Iron Man
1951 - The Thing
1951 - The People Against O'Hara
1952 - Carbine Williams
1952 - Hellgate
1952 - The Girl In White
1952 - Big Jim McLain
1952 - Horizons West
1953 - Lone Hand
1953 - Ride The Man Down
1953 - Island In The Sky
1953 - Veils of Bagdad
1954 - Them
1954 - Hondo
1954 - Her Twelve Men
1955 - Flames of the Islands
1955 - Many Rivers to Cross
1955 - The Sea Chase
1956 - Arizona Mission
1956 - Gun The Man Down
1956 - The First Traveling Saleslady

TELEVISION
1950 - The Lone Ranger
1954 - Lux Video Theatre "The Chase"
1955-1975 - Gunsmoke (The longest running dramatic series ever produced)
1956 - Front Row Center
1959 - The Red Skelton Chevy Special
1961 - The Chevrolet Golden Anniversery Show
1972 - A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary
1976 - The Macahans
1976-1979 - How The West Was Won
1987 - The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory
1987 - Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
1988 - Red River
1990 - Gunsmoke II: The Last Apache
1992 - Gunsmoke III: To The Last Man
1993 - Gunsmoke IV: The Long Ride
1993 - Gunsmoke V: One Man's Justice