Date: Tue, 10 Feb 98 17:22:36 EST


Subject: Gunsmoke Aurness trivia


(Paraphrased from an e-mail received from one who knew James Arness' offspring.)

Craig Aurness, James' adopted son, is the owner of Westlight Stock Photography in West L.A. Craig is a world reknowned National Geographic photographer, absolutely a first rate artist.

James' other son, Rolf Aurness, was the world surfing champion in the 1960s, one of the early California surfing legends. Sadly he blew his mind out on drugs and has been pretty much of a burnout for years. Really too bad.

 The family has never gotten over the suicides and attempted suicides. It has affected everyone. But with all their money and problems, they have good hearts and are basically good people.