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CBS (ended 1975)

Who played Festus?

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    alleyvandal

    [1]May 30, 2007
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    I think he was the best on the show!

    Is he still alive?

     Thanks

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    ingary

    [2]Jun 1, 2007
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    Ken Curtis

    B:  1916
    D:  1991

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    gunsmokegal

    [3]Jun 14, 2007
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    Ken Curtis had a career as a singer before he became an actor. He was in alot of John Wayne movies before starring in Gunsmoke. He died suddenly of an apparent heart attack in April 1991. For more info on Ken Curtis, visit the following sites:

    http://www.gunsmokenet.com/

    http://www.eviltwin.velvetsofa.com/Curtis/main.html

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193411/

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