Amanda Blake Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: February 20, 1929 in Buffalo, New York
Died: August 16, 1989 in Sacramento, California
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 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
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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)

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