Blake, Amanda (1929–1989)

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Blake, Amanda (1929–1989)

American actress. Born Beverly Louise Neill, Feb 20, 1929, in Buffalo, NY; died of AIDS-related complications, Aug 16, 1989, in Sacramento, California; m. William Henry Dixon (div.); m. Jason Day, 1964 (div.); m. Frank Gilbert, 1967 (div. 1982); m. Mark Spaeth, 1984 (div.).

Best known for long-running role of Miss Kitty on tv's "Gunsmoke" (1955–75); films include Duchess of Idaho, Stars in My Crown, Lili, Sabre Jet, A Star is Born, About Mrs. Leslie, High Society and The Glass Slipper; helped form the Arizona Animal Welfare League (1971).