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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 final step."

Matt Dillon