February 20, 1929 Buffalo, New York
Died: August 16, 1989 (age 60), Sacramento, California
Amanda Blake (Beverly Louise Neill) was an American actress best
known for the role of the red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss
Kitty" on the long running television drama, CBS's Gunsmoke
What do you know about Amanda
Blake? Take this quick FUN
TV Westerns Hall of Fame Trivia. "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
What is Amanda Blake�s job before becoming an actress?
- Bank Teller
- Store Clerk
- Telephone operator
2) She plays Faith Radmore Samuels in Stars in My Crown (1950). Who
is the star of the movie?
- James Arness
- Glenn Ford
- Joel McCrea
Amanda Blake plays Linda Kinston in Dutchess of Idaho (1950).
Who plays Christine �Chris� Riverton Duncan?
- Esther Williams
- Paula Raymond
- Eleanor Powell
4. Following the Civil War, the state of Texas, needing
money, sells land to a syndicate of northerners headed by Judd
Hastings. When Hastings demands the land, and the squatters
refuses to vacate, the governor sends Mike McGann to settle
the issues. Eventually, McGann gets the ranchers to move on to
other areas with their cattle, which Hastings also covets.
McGann also falls in love with Hastings' daughter, Marian. The
daughter is played by Blake. Who plays Mike McGann?
- Dennis Morgan
- Philip Carey
- Sheb Wooley
5. Amanda Blake plays Susan Ettinger in A Star is Born (1954).
From 1955 to 1974, how many episodes
does Amanda Blake
appear as Kitty Russell in Gunsmoke?
- 367 episodes
- 405 episodes
- 616 episodes
6. The actress originally offered the part of Miss Kitty,
Polly Bond (aka Polly Ellis), turns it down due to her recent
(at the time) marriage to actor Tommy Bond in 1953.
7. In a first season episode, Jerry Shand (Val
finds himself facing a hangman's noose after killing jovial
hardware drummer Andy Culley (Maurice Manson), but Matt learns
that Culley was a former Quantrill raider and senses that
reticent Long Branch hostess Belle Archer (Marion Brash) is
the key to proving Jerry's claim of self-defense. Who runs the
- Glenn Strange
- Amanda Blake
- Dennis Weaver
9. Blake is inducted into the Hall of Great Western
Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
What is the year?
10. In 1971 she joins with others in Phoenix, Arizona to
form the Arizona Animal Welfare League. The AAWL is now the
oldest and largest "no-kill" animal shelter in
is Amanda Blake buried?