James Arness was ranked as CBS's best "Gunslinger"
Choosing their favorite gunslinger, 53% picked Matt Dillon over Have
Gun Will Travel's Paladin (18%); The Wild, Wild West's James T. West
(15%); The Gene Autry Show's Gene Autry (7%); and Rawhide's Rowdy Yates
(7%). Arness -- who played the character for 20 years -- says he's thrilled
about being a winner ("That makes my day"). The marshal, he
says, "wasn't a gunfighter guy who was anxious to pull a gun and
kill somebody. He always tried to talk his adversary out of taking that