On the old TV show 'Gunsmoke' what was Festus' last name?
#120645. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Mar 10 11 5:32 PM)
Festus Haggen was Marshal Matt Dillon's only official deputy on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. He came to Dodge City in an episode titled "Us Haggens" to avenge the death of his twin brother, Fergus. Played by Ken Curtis, he first appeared in 1962 and was showcased full-time from 1964 until 1975. One of Festus's most well-known attributes was his simple vocabulary and demeanor (which hid a sharp eye and considerable native intelligence), thus ending up being interpreted by viewers as "lovable," and kept Curtis on the series as a full-time cast member.
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