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 Name||Beverly Neill|
|Birthday||February 20, 1929|
|Birthplace||Buffalo, New York, USA|
|Date of death||August 16, 1989 (age 60)|
|The Haunting In Connecticut|
|Tale of a Vampire|
|Anne of the Thousand Days|
|Gunsmoke: Season 2, Vol. 1|
|Gunsmoke: Season 1|