What year did amanda blake leave gunsmoke? And is she still living?

No. She died of liver failure in Sacramento, California on August 16th, 1989. She was 60 years old.

Actress Amanda Blake (born Beverly Louise Neill on February 20th, 1929 in Buffalo, New York) joined the cast of TV's Gunsmoke in 1955 and left the show after 19 years in 1974. The television series was canceled the following year (September of 1975) after having run on CBS for twenty seasons and a total of 633 episodes.

Blake did again appear as Kitty in Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge, a TV movie that aired on CBS in 1987. Her co-star James Arness also starred in the TV movie, returning in his original role as Matt Dillon.

The part of Kitty had originally been offered to an actress named Polly Bond, who had appeared in only two movies - Abilene Town in 1946 and Varieties on Parade in 1951 - but Bond turned it down, giving Blake what became her signature role.

Tip! View Amanda Blake's Filmography on IMDb.

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Thursday, July 28 2016
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