AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/01/1970 - HFSID 258622
Sale Price $306.00
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE
1970 check from Blake for $69.77 to Texaco
Check filled out and signed: "Amanda Blake", 8¼x3. Phoenix, Arizona, April 1, 1970. Check No. 1206. Drawn on her account at The Arizona Bank, payable to "Texaco" for "$69.77". 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 MGM 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. Light toned. Bank cancellation holes, which touch writing but not signature. Light show through from stamps on verso, which touch writing but not signature. Folded vertically once and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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