AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 321989
Sale Price $342.00
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE
The actress signs her name to a fan with "Best Wishes" on this head and shoulders view photograph
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Patty-/Best Wishes/Amanda Blake", 8x10. Amanda Blake (1929-1989), born Beverly Louise Neill, is best remembered as Kitty Russell, hostess of the Long Branch Saloon in the long-running TV Western, Gunsmoke (1955-1974; she left the show before its final season). She was nominated for Golden Globes for Best Actress - Drama for the role in 1969 and 1970 and for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe in 1971. Blake, who had been signed by M-G-M in 1949, made her film debut in 1950, the year she was first cast opposite her future Gunsmoke co-star, James Arness, in Stars in My Crown. Her feature film credits also include Sunny Side of the Street (1951), Lili (1953), A Star is Born (1954) and High Society (1955). Blake, who made guest appearances on TV shows from 1952 (Schlitz Playhouse of Stars) to 1983 (Hart to Hart), also starred in several made-for-TV movies, including 1987's Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge, a "reunion" film. Corners heavily worn and creased. Surface creases. Heavily stained throughout. Lightly bowed. Image lifted in center of Blake's hair. Otherwise, fine condition.
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