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Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake (born February 20, 1929 in Buffalo, New York), was a former telephone operator and best known for her 19-year role as Kitty Russell on the long-running series, Gunsmoke. Miss Kitty was owner/operator of the Long Branch Saloon from which she she dispensed wisdom, whiskey, and an ongoing-nongoing mystery relationship with Dodge City Marshall Matt Dillon (played by James Arness).

A lifetime smoker, she died of cancer on August 16, 1989 in Sacramento, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Amanda Blake Facts

Birth NameBeverly Neill
BirthdayFebruary 20, 1929
BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA
Date of deathAugust 16, 1989 (age 60)

Selected Filmography

The Dressmaker
The Haunting In Connecticut
Cast Away
Meet Dave
Tale of a Vampire
Anne of the Thousand Days
Gunsmoke: Season 2, Vol. 1
Gunsmoke: Season 1
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