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“Gunsmoke” Actors To Reunite In Dodge City

Associated Press - August 14, 2015 8:11 am


Six decades after “Gunsmoke” debuted on television, several actors who appeared in the show, including Burt Reynolds, are scheduled to reunite in Dodge City.

The actors will attend Wild West Fest on Sept. 25-27. The event is hosted by the Boot Hill Casino & Resort, the Wild West Heritage Foundation and the Roundup Rodeo.

Besides Reynolds, who portrayed blacksmith Quint Asper from 1962 to 1965, also attending are Bruce Boxleitner, Buck Taylor, Jess Walton, Lane Bradbury and Merry Florene.

“Gunsmoke” ran on CBS from 1955 through 1975 and was nominated for more than a dozen Emmys.

Other key “Gunsmoke” actors have died, including James Arness, who starred as Matt Dillon; Amanda Blake, who played Miss Kitty: Ken Curtis who played Festus Haggen, and Milburn Stone, who was Doc Adams.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle

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