Janet Surtees Arness is a woman known to be the wife of the late James Arness. James is an American-known actor best known for playing Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. He was the senior brother of actor Peter Graves.
|Date of Birth:||1946|
|Age (as in 2022):||76 years old|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Family and Marriage|
|Children:||Sons ( Rolph, Craig) Daughter(s) (Jenny Lee)|
|Husband Ex-Wife:||Virginia Chapman
|Income Source||Celebrity Wife|
|Networth (approx.)||$1 million (2021)
$0.98 million (2020)
Janet Surtees Husband James Arness
James Arness was born on May 26, 1923, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 1948, James First married Virginia Chapman. After some days both separated in 1960.
James Arness was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his actions at Anzio during World War II.
He was a radio anchorman in Minnesota in 1945.
He signed on to do Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke in 1955 after John Wayne turned down the role.
He made 4 movies in 3 years with the Duke: Big Jim McClain (1952), Hondo (1953), Island in the Sky (1953), and The Sea Chase (1955).
He was the leading man on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
He co-wrote the memoir James Arness: An Autobiography (2001).
In 1978, James Arness married Janet Surtees. She withstands him.
Facts About Janet Surtees
Janet’s Husband died on June 3, 2011, at his home in Brentwood of natural causes. He was 88 years old.
James welcomed the son of his first wife, Craig. He had two sons with his first wife, Rolf, born February 18, 1952, and Craig, born 1946 and died December 14, 2004, and a daughter, Jenny Lee Arness, born May 23, 1950. but he committed suicide by overdose on 12, 1975.
He had no children with Janet.
Janet Surtee’s net worth has risen to $1 million. She inherited all the assets of James Arness from her late husband. He had an estimated net worth of $8 million at the time of his death in 2011.
Janet Surtees Arness is still alive.