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2009-08-05 09:40:50

A big-screen version of the classic Dodge City-set radio and television series Gunsmoke is in development, The Hollywood Reporter said. National Treasure: Book of Secrets screenwriter Gregory Poirier reportedly is close to finishing his first draft for the action-adventure western, which will once again focus on 19th century hero Marshal Matt Dillon. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said CBS Films's re-imagining of the original series will still be set in the Old West, but will also...

2006-02-27 15:21:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, a onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild who earned an Emmy Award in 1959 for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke," died on February 24 at his home in Ridgway, Colorado, due to complications from cancer,...

2006-02-27 15:12:50

In 6th paragraph please read "Marshal Matt Dillon" instead of "sheriff Matt Dillon' By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, a onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild who earned an Emmy Award in 1959 for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke,"...

2006-02-27 14:41:05

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, a onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild who earned an Emmy Award in 1959 for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke," died on February 24 at his home in Ridgway, Colorado, due to complications from cancer,...

2006-02-27 13:07:14

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for his television roles as the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, who earned an Emmy Award in the 1950s for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke," died on February 24 at his home in Ridgway, Colorado, due to complications from cancer, his spokesman, Julian Myers, said.