REMEMBERING AMANDA ‘’KITTY’ BLAKE

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Amanda Blake (Beverly Louise Neill)  
(February 20, 1929 – August 16, 1989)

Actress Amanda Blake is best known for the role of the
red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on
the
western
CBS-TV series Gunsmoke (1955 – 1975)

Along with her fourth husband, Frank Gilbert, she ran
one of the first programs for breeding
cheetahs
in
captivity.
         

In 1968, Blake was inducted into the Hall of Great
Western
Performers
at the National Cowboy and
Western Heritage
Museum
in Oklahoma City. She
was the third performer inducted, after
Tom Mix
and
Gary Cooper, selected in 1958 and 1966,
respectively.

Blake died of liver failure brought on by viral hepatitis
at
Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California


  

      

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