Did Peter Graves and James Arness get along?

Although they were both very active in movies and television at the same time, they never acted together. But Graves did direct a 1955 episode of Gunsmoke, the long-running TV series that starred his big brother in the role of Marshal Matt Dillon.

Did James Arness have a brother?

Peter Graves
James Arness/Brothers

Why did James Arness and Peter Graves have different names if they were brothers?

Peter Aurness grew up with his older brother James in Minneapolis. The two boys both joined the Army in World War II and later fell into acting. James altered the family surname to Arness. Peter opted for a stage name from his maternal side, Graves.

Is James Arness and Peter Graves Brothers?

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Los Angeles, California, U.S. Peter Graves (born Peter Duesler Aurness; March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010) was an American film and television actor. His elder brother was actor James Arness.

Did they drink real beer on Gunsmoke?

The Gunsmoke actors actually drank beer, but the whiskey was tea or colored water. Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and vice president of the Wild West History Association.

How much did James Arness make per episode on Gunsmoke?

How much did James Arness earn per episode of Gunsmoke? Arness initially made $ 1,200 per episode, but after the series won Emmys and climbed the charts, he again traded $ 20,000 per episode and said flatout, no pressure! (TV Guide called him a hermit on horseback.

Is James Arness alive?

Deceased (1923–2011)
James Arness/Living or Deceased

Did they really drink that much in the Old West?

Rather, as historian W.J. Rorabaugh wrote in his research on American alcohol consumption for The OAH Magazine of History: By 1700, the colonists drank fermented peach juice, hard apple cider, and rum, which they imported from the West Indies or distilled from West Indian molasses. Practically everyone drank.

Who is Dennis Weaver’s wife?

Geraldine Stowellm. 1945–2006
Dennis Weaver/Wife

Why did James Arness age so poorly?

He was 88. Arness died of natural causes, said his business manager Ginny Fazer, who told Reuters he had “just been fading” in recent years.

How did they keep beer cold in the Old West saloons?

Some parts of the West had cold beer. Ice plants began cropping up in Western towns as early as the 1870s. Before then, brewers cut ice from frozen rivers in the winter and stored it underground during the summer to keep the brew cool.