Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lili (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% The Boost (1988)
  • Birthday: Feb 20, 1929
  • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
  • Following her training in regional theatre and radio, red-headed actress Amanda Blake was signed by MGM in 1949, where she was briefly groomed for stardom. Among her MGM assignments was 1950's Stars in My Crown, in which she was cast for the first time opposite James Arness. Film fame eluded Amanda, especially after her sizeable role in the 1954 version of A Star is Born was almost completely excised from the release print. By 1955, she had to make do with appearances in such epics as the Bowery Boys' High Society. Amanda's fortunes took a turn for the better later in 1955, when she won the role of Miss Kitty, the euphemistically yclept "hostess" of the Long Branch Saloon on the TV western Gunsmoke, which starred James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon. She remained with Gunsmoke until its next-to-last season in 1974. After Gunsmoke, Amanda went into semi-retirement save for a handful of film projects like the made-for-TV Betrayal (1974), the theatrical releases The Boost (1988) and B.O.R.N (1989), and the 1987 reunion project Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge. Amanda Blake died in 1989 at the age of sixty.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Last Apache Actor 1990
38% The Boost Barbara 1988
No Score Yet Merchants of Death Actor 1988
No Score Yet B.O.R.N. Rosie 1988
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge Miss Kitty 1987
No Score Yet Betrayal Helen Mercer 1974
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper Birdena 1955
No Score Yet The Adventures of Hajji Baba Banah 1954
98% A Star Is Born Susan Ettinger 1954
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie Gilly 1954
No Score Yet Miss Robin Crusoe Actor 1954
No Score Yet Sabre Jet Helen Daniel 1953
100% Lili Peach Lips 1953
No Score Yet Cattle Town Marian Hastings 1952
No Score Yet Duchess of Idaho Linda Kinston 1950
No Score Yet Stars in My Crown Faith Radmore Samuels 1950

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Kitty Kitty Russell Director
  • 1975
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  • 1955
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Carol Arlington
  • 1956

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