#181 James Arness / Roy Dotrice – 26 May 1923

James Arness

James King Arness (born May 26, 1923) is an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke for 20 years. His brother was actor Peter Graves. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Marshal Matt Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Return to Dodge(1987) and four more made-for-TV Gunsmoke movies in the 1990s.

Roy Dotrice

Roy Dotrice, OBE (born 26 May 1923) is a British actor known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance in the revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. He has three actress daughters: Michele, Yvette and Karen. His acting career dates back to 1945, in a revue called Back Home, performed by ex-prisoners of war, in aid of the Red Cross. He appeared on BBC television in 1971 as Albert Haddock, in the televised version of A.P. Herbert’s “Misleading Cases”, as well as playing Leopold Mozart in the 1984 film Amadeus.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Arness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Dotrice

Also born on this day :
Colin Jamieson, AO JP  was a politician in Western Australia
Horst Tappert was a German movie and TV actor
Jean Sullivan was an American actress and dancer

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