Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake

Age
60 (passed away Aug. 16th, 1989)
Birthday
Feb. 20th, 1929
Born in
Buffalo, New York, USA
Height
5' 6"

Amanda Blake's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Gunsmoke TV Show
Gunsmoke
 

Main Movie Roles

1954 - A Star Is Born
1953 - Lili
1951 - Criminal Lawyer

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Betty Lavon
1
Susan Pierce
1
Miss Sally
1
Big Sam
1
Nora Knox
1
Carlotta
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • Smoked 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day until being diagnosed with oral cancer in 1980.
  • Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1968.
  • Before making it in show business, she worked as a telephone operator.
  • 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 pure-bred dog shows.
  • After being forced to undergo oral cancer surgery in 1984, the American Cancer Society awarded her with its Courage Award
  • In 1961, she sold her residual rights to Gunsmoke for $100,000.
  • Amanda Blake's 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 internist Dr. Lou Nishimura. The AIDS virus was thought to have been contracted 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.


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