Actor. Born: 1904. Died: 1980.
Stone lived in Burrton and Larned in his early years. After high school he became a traveling actor and eventually began appearing on stage and then in over 150 movies. His long training paid off. In 1955 he won the part of "Doc" Galen Adams, a physician, in the long-running western drama, "Gunsmoke." He wore make-up at first to cause him to look older. But as the series continued over the years he no longer needed much. The series ended after a 21-year run.
Stone won an Emmy for his acting in the series in 1968 and received an honorary membership in the Kansas Medical Society. He also received an honorary doctoral degree from Dodge City's St. Mary of the Plains College.
Stone lived on the West Coast but was involved in many civic and charitable causes in several Kansas communities. His boat was named, the Jayhawk.
Entry: Stone, Milburn
Author: G. Joseph Pierron
Author information: Judge Pierron serves on the Kansas Court of Appeals and has an interest in Kansas history.
Date Created: November 2012
Date Modified: November 2012
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