The star of the western TV series "Gunsmoke" was James Arness. He played Marshal Matt Dillon for 635 episodes. Milburn Stone played Doc. Amanda Blake played Miss Kitty.
Other notable actors of the show include Ken Curtis, Dennis Weaver, Glenn Strange and Buck Taylor. Popular actors who starred on the show include Burt Reynolds, Victor French, Harry Dean Stanton and Pat Hingle. "Gunsmoke" aired between Sept. 10, 1955 and March 31, 1975 on CBS. Created by Charles Marquis Warren, the show centered around a marshal's attempt at keeping the peace in Dodge City during the Wild West era. It is the longest-running prime-time series of the 20th century.