Amanda Blake Cause Of Death

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The red-haired saloon proprietress “Miss Kitty Russell” in the Gunsmoke television series was played by American actress Amanda Blake.

Blake had a few Hollywood appearances, including the 1952 western Cattle Town and the 1954 movie adaption of the Robinson Crusoe story, Miss Robin Crusoe, in which she starred.

Blake was admitted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers in 1968.

After Tom Mix and Gary Cooper, who was chosen in 1958 and 1966, respectively, she was the third performer to be admitted.

Blake oversaw one of the first successful projects for breeding cheetahs in captivity along with her fourth husband, Frank Gilbert.

Blake was hired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the late 1940s because the studio viewed her as the replacement for Greer Garson.

The longest-running role that Blake had was as Miss Kitty, the bar owner, in the television series Gunsmoke from 1955 until 1974. Blake brought a lion called Kemo into the Gunsmoke set on February 27, 1974.

Amanda Blake Cause Of Death

Blake died on August 16, 1989, at Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, California, United States.


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