What became of Milburn Stone, who played Doc Adams on Gunsmoke?
—Clarice Martell, Goodland, Kan.
The native of Burrton, Kan., began his career in vaudeville and in the mid-1930s went to Hollywood, where he played a wide variety of movie roles over the next 20 years. But it was as the crusty and beloved Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams that he became a star in 1955 and won an Emmy in 1968. When Gunsmoke was canceled after 20 seasons in 1975, Stone retired from show biz. He died of a heart attack in 1980 at age 75.