How well do you know the career of Gunsmoke’s Amanda Blake?

Her first film featured a future Gunsmoke costar and she starred in unique adaptations of Robinson Crusoe and Cinderella.

Miss Kitty Russell is one of the most iconic characters not only in TV Westerns but all of television. She was kind but tough and more than held her own with the men of Dodge City. Amanda Blake didn’t just portray Kitty, she embodied her heart and soul. She even helped design the Long Branch owner’s elaborate costumes!

Though she played Kitty for nearly a third of her life, Blake still appeared in many other projects including big-screen Westerns, soap operas and new takes on old stories like Robinson Crusoe and Cinderella.

How well do you know Amanda Blake’s career outside of Gunsmoke? Only a Hollywood history expert can ace this quiz!

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  1. Blake’s first film was the 1950 drama 'Stars in My Crown' which also featured a small appearance by which future Gunsmoke costar?
  2. Blake starred in the 1952 Western 'Cattle Town' with which future Oscar-winner?
  3. Blake had a small role in the Leslie Caron movie 'Lili' which is famous for it’s use of…
  4. Blake starred as a shipwrecked woman on a deserted island in a movie called…
  5. Though her name appears in the credits, Blake’s role was cut from the 1954 version of A Star is Born. Who was the movie's star?
  6. Right before Gunsmoke, Blake played a wicked stepsister in a Cinderella adaptation called…
  7. Blake played the wife of a mystery writer who relives his last day on earth in order to find his murderer in an episode of which anthology?
  8. Blake made frequent appearances on whose sketch show?
  9. Which season of Gunsmoke was Blake NOT in?
  10. Blake played Dr. Julianna Stanhower in which soap opera?
  11. Blake guest-starred as a character finding love later in life in which show?
  12. One of Blake’s last roles was in which Gunsmoke sequel TV movie?

How well do you know the career of Gunsmoke’s Amanda Blake?

Your Result...

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jmike 8 months ago
7 0f 12. Better luck next time I guess, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
trogg888 8 months ago
got 9. not bad considering i wasnt familiar with her early career.she was really pretty and could hold her own against the cowboys
iluvwesterns 8 months ago
got 8/12 i think i did ok on this one
iluvwesterns 8 months ago
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jmike Rebecca21 8 months ago
Gee, I wonder why?
RichLorn 8 months ago
7/12
Its amusing that she paraded around town as the Grande Dame of Dodge City. In actuality saloon girls of that era were far from respectable. But that's Hollywood.
Zip 9 months ago
6/12.
Not bad I guess for having no inkling about Blake's career.
jtrain 9 months ago
9/12, got the first 3 wrong.
CharSchreffler 9 months ago
It did not show me how many I got right?
Wendy57 9 months ago
5/12
Better give me a double barkeep !
I got shot out of the saddle on this one. 😵
LoveMETV22 9 months ago
10/12. Thanks MeTV for this fun quiz. Always enjoyed the Gunsmoke series and its accompanying sequel TV Movies.
Muleskinner 9 months ago
6/12. 🤷‍♂️ Not real good.
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