Amanda Blake - Famous Actor

Amanda Blake Net Worth


American actress Amanda Blake had a net worth of $500,000 at the time of her death. Best known for portraying the role of Kitty in the famous television series Gunsmoke (1955-1974), Blake also appeared in several movies and TV shows throughout her career.

Key facts:

  • Amanda Blake was an American actress best known for her role as Kitty on the TV series Gunsmoke.
  • She starred in several movies including A Star Is Born and The Glass Slipper.
  • Blake was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in Gunsmoke.
  • She passed away in August 1989 at the age of 60 from multiple health issues.
  • Her net worth at the time of her death was $500,000.

Basic Information About Amanda Blake

Full NameAmanda Blake
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$500,000
Date of birth1929-02-20
Place of birthBuffalo
Date of death1989-08-16 (aged 60)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationAmherst Central High School
Curiosities and TrademarksRed hair and blue eyes
FatherJesse Neill
MotherLouise Neill
Spouse28 April - Mark Edward Spaeth (Β 1984 - 27 MayΒ 1985)Β (his death)
Frank Gilbert - (30 JuneΒ 1967 - 1982)Β (divorced)
15 August - Jason Seymour Day Jr (Β 1964 - 28 JuneΒ 1967)Β (divorced)
Don Whitman - (22 AugustΒ 1954 - 21 AugustΒ 1956)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Amanda Blake win?


Golden Globe

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Amanda Blake roles

Movie / Series Role
Hee HawSelf - Guest / ... 2 episodes, 1971
The Love BoatNora Knox 1 episode, 1979
TattletalesSelf 18 episodes, 1974-1975
Match Game 73Self - Panelist 5 episodes, 1974
Hart to HartBig Sam 1 episode, 1983
The QuestMiss Sally 1 episode, 1976

Amanda Blake's Quotes

  • [1974, on leaving Gunsmoke (1955) after 19 seasons]: Nineteen years is a hell of a long time for someone to be stuck behind a bar.

Amanda Blake's photos

Interesting Facts about Amanda Blake

  1. In 1971 she joined 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 Arizona. In 1976 she hosted the 1st Annual "Sato" Mutt Show in response to all the purebred dog shows.
  2. Before making it in show business, she worked as a telephone operator.
  3. Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1968.
  4. Her death certificate listed the immediate cause of death as cardiopulmonary arrest due to liver failure and cytomegalo virus (CMV) hepatitis. CMV hepatitis is AIDS-related, according to Sacramento (CA) internist Dr. Lou Nishimura. She was believed to have contracted the AIDS virus from her last husband, Mark Spaeth, a member of the city council of Austin, Texas. The openly bisexual Spaeth (1939-1985) also died of complications of the disease.
  5. After enduring oral cancer surgery in 1984, the American Cancer Society awarded her with its Courage Award which was presented to her in Washington, DC by President Reagan. In 1985, Blake received the American Cancer Society's Sword of Hope award.
  6. In 1961 she sold her residual rights to Gunsmoke (1955) for $100,000.
  7. Smoked 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day until being diagnosed with oral cancer in 1980.
  8. Her second husband, Jason Day, was an Arizona cattleman.
  9. Amanda raised cheetahs on a ranch she owned with her 3rd husband, producer Frank Gilbert. They would send the cheetahs to zoos. Amanda credits former Secretary of the Interior James Watt for spurring her interest in wildlife and conservationism.
  10. Was roommates with Jan Shepard, before she landed the role of "Miss Kitty" on Gunsmoke (1955).
  11. In 1989, she traveled to Virginia City, Nevada for a special guest appearance at the renowned Miss Kitty's Longbranch Saloon. She signed several hundred autographed pictures in costume as Kitty Russell. At the time, Miss Kitty's Longbranch Saloon was owned and operated by producer, director and cinematographer Virgil E. Hammond III.
  12. Best remembered by the public for her role as 'Miss Kitty' Russell on Gunsmoke (1955).
  13. Her years on Gunsmoke (1955) amounts to be almost a third of her life. She even lived long enough to return in the 1987 TV movie Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987).
  14. Was the only female regular cast member during Gunsmoke (1955)'s long run.
  15. Held the record for being the actress who played the same character for the longest time (19 years) on television, until Mariska Hargitay surpassed her with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

Additional information of Amanda Blake

Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneAquamarine
Lucky ColorSea Green
Best Match for MarriageCancer, Scorpio
DivorceDon Whitman
Jason Seymour Day
Frank Gilbert
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorGinger
Body Size37-25-37
EthnicityEnglish and Scottish

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