What was the net worth of James Arness?


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The actor James Arness passed away in 2011, but left behind a net worth of approximately $2 million. He had a decades-long career as an actor on Gunsmoke and other shows.

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Arness was born in Minnesota in 1923, and as a young man found work as a radio presenter in Hollywood. He eventually was chosen to play the role of Marshal Matt on the popular television show Gunsmoke, a role that he would hold until the show's cancellation two decades later.Though he appeared in numerous other shows, it was his job on Gunsmoke that contributed most to his substantial net worth.

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