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Dennis Weaver

Dennis Weaver, best known for his roles in the television series Gunsmoke and McCloud, and for his driver-in-distress in Steven Spielberg's made-for-TV thriller Duel, died of cancer on Feb. 24 at his home in the southwestern Colorado town of Ridgway. He was 81. Born in Joplin, Mo., on June 4, 1924, Weaver studied at New York's Actors Studio. He made his Broadway debut in Out West of 8th, directed by Burgess Meredith, and later played opposite Shelley Winters in a stage production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. He also toured with Shirley Booth and Sidney Blackmer in William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba. In the mid-1950s, Weaver became famous as the dim-witted deputy Chester Goode – for which […]


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Dennis Weaver