What happened to Ken Curtis?
Who was Ken Curtis’s wife?
The Gunsmoke actors actually drank beer, but the whiskey was tea or colored water. Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and vice president of the Wild West History Association.
What did they really drink on Gunsmoke?
Ken Curtis/Causa de la muerte
Ken Curtis, a singer and actor who played the scruffy deputy Festus on the television series “Gunsmoke,” died in his sleep on Sunday at his home. His death was attributed to natural causes, said A. C. Lyle, a producer at Paramount Studios.
Why did Curtis leave Gunsmoke?
(AP) _ Ken Curtis, a singer and actor who starred as Marshal Matt Dillon’s sidekick on the long-running television western ″Gunsmoke,″ has died at age 74. Curtis, who played deputy Festus Haggin from 1963-75, died in his sleep Sunday at his home here, family members said Monday. They said the cause of death was unkown.