Amanda Blake Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
Born: February 20, 1929 in Buffalo, New York
Died: August 16, 1989 in Sacramento, California
Died: August 16, 1989 in Sacramento, California
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
1959-General-Electric-Theater (Performer), 1955-1974-Gunsmoke (Performer), 1959-Steve-Canyon (Performer), 1953-Cavalcade-of-America (Performer), 1953-Lux-Video-Theatre (Performer), 1951-Criminal-Lawyer (Performer), 1951-Smuggler's-Gold (Performer), 1981-The-John-Davidson-Show (in person), 1972-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1971-Hee-Haw (in person), 1971-The-Pet-Set (in person), 1964-The-Linkletter-Show (in person), 2011-Pioneers-of-Television (Other), 1986-Brothers (Performer), 1979-The-Love-Boat (Performer), 1957-1963-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1958-Studio-One-in-Hollywood (Performer), 1954-The-Adventures-of-Hajji-Baba (Performer), 1954-Miss-Robin-Crusoe (Performer), 1953-Lili (Performer), 1952-Scarlet-Angel (Performer), 1951-The-Family-Secret (Performer), 1975-The-Dean-Martin-Celebrity-Roast:-Michael-Landon (in person), 1972-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1969-The-Donald-O'Connor-Show (in person), 1966-Hollywood-Talent-Scouts (in person), 1983-Breakaway (in person), 1974-Dinah! (in person), 1989-Dragnet (Performer), 1987-Gunsmoke:-Return-to-Dodge (Performer), 1986-The-Wildest-West-Show-of-the-Stars (Performer), 1983-Hart-to-Hart (Performer), 1976-The-Quest (Performer), 1974-Betrayal (Performer), 1966-Clown-Alley (Performer), 1955-High-Society (Performer), 1954-Four-Star-Playhouse (Performer), 1954-About-Mrs.-Leslie (Performer), 1953-1954-Fireside-Theatre (Performer), 1953-Sabre-Jet (Performer), 1952-Cattle-Town (Performer), 1952-Schlitz-Playhouse (Performer), 1951-Sunny-Side-of-the-Street (Performer), 1951-Never-Trust-a-Gambler (Performer), 1950-Duchess-of-Idaho (Performer), 1978-The-Dean-Martin-Celebrity-Roast:-George-Burns (in person), 1974-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1971-Password-All-Stars (in person), 1966-Clown-Alley (in person), 1963-Stump-the-Stars (in person), 1960-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1954-A-Star-Is-Born-World-Premiere (in person), 1988-The-Boost (Performer), 1988-B.O.R.N. (Performer), 1957-State-Trooper (Performer), 1956-Alfred-Hitchcock-Presents (Performer), 1955-The-Glass-Slipper (Performer), 1954-A-Star-Is-Born (Performer), 1951-China-Corsair (Performer), 1950-Counterspy-Meets-Scotland-Yard (Performer), 1950-Stars-in-My-Crown (Performer), 1987-The-New-Hollywood-Squares (in person), 1984-Family-Feud (in person), 1982-The-Best-Little-Special-in-Texas (in person), 1977-The-Alan-Hamel-Show (in person), 1974-1975-Celebrity-Sweepstakes (in person), 1974-Match-Game-73 (in person), 1974-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1969-1974-The-Hollywood-Squares (in person)
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 272409AMANDA BLAKE Signed b/w headshot of Blake with a dark blouse and floral-print silk scarf Photograph inscribed and signed: "To: Hans -/Best regards/Amanda Blake". B/w, 8x10. Amanda Blake (1929-1989),
Sale Price $467.50
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 288678AMANDA BLAKE Head and shoulders view, shown as "Miss Kitty" Photograph inscribed and signed: "To: Phyllis Mancz -/with best regards/always -/from: 'Kitty'/Amanda Blake". B/w, 8x10.
Sale Price $467.50
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 296356AMANDA BLAKE The actress is shown in character as Kitty from the television series Gunsmoke in this black and white photograph. Inscribed Photograph signed: "To: Danny-/Fondest regards-/from: "Kitty"/Amanda Blake" in blue felt tip, B/w 8x10.
Sale Price $552.50
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 321989AMANDA "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.
Sale Price $342.00
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/01/1970 - HFSID 258622AMANDA "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".
Sale Price $306.00
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/03/1964 CO-SIGNED BY: MILTON M. GROSSMAN - HFSID 168999AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE Blake signed this contract in 1964 to hire Milton M. Grossman of the Milton M. Grossman Agency as her agent Carbon contract signed: "Amanda Blake" in ink as Artist on page 4. 4pages, 8½x11, front and verso. Los Angeles, California, 1964 March 3.
Sale Price $573.75
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 255566AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE Insurance claim for "surgery" signed with Blake's married name "Amanda Gilbert" as well as her stage name. She was married to writer/producer Frank Gilbert from 1967 to 1982. Insurance claim signed "Amanda B. Gilbert AKA Amanda Blake". 2 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 (front and verso).
Sale Price $510.00
AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/10/1973 - HFSID 288679AMANDA BLAKE The actress who played Kitty Russell on the television show Gunsmoke writes a letter to a fan saying "Good luck with your hobby and thank you for caring about animals." Typed Letter signed: "Amanda Blake", 1 page, 7¼x10½. No place, 1973 August 10.
Sale Price $378.00
JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE - HFSID 298373JOHN RAITT and AMANDA "MISS KITTY" BLAKE Original portrait of Blake, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Best wishes/Amanda Blake", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt".
Sale Price $315.00