Monday, February 27, 2006

Actor Dennis Weaver Dies At 81

Dennis Weaver, who played deputy Chester Goode in Gunsmoke, has died at his home in Colorado, of cancer. He was 81 years of age.

Weaver has also played in "Gentle Ben", about a family who adoped a bear as a pet. Then, he played Sam McCloud, and Weaver called that part "the most satisfying role of my career." A lawman from New Mexico, with his wild-west tactics went to Manhattan, and always solved his case, although he drove the local police crazy.

Dennis Weaver is survived by his wife, and sons - Rick, Robby, and Rusty, and three granchildren.

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Carol said...

Oh, my. You know, those were the days when the family could sit down together to watch whatever was on without worry.

First Don, now Dennis. May the rule of three be unsubstantiated.

Barbara said...

But, there have been 3. Darren McGavin died on Saturday. All the older ones are leaving us.