Quick Facts of Beverly Louise Neill

  • Full NameBeverly Louise Neill
  • Net Worth$500 Thousand
  • Date of Birth20 February, 1929
  • NicknameThe Young Greer Garson, Kitty, Miss Kitty Russell
  • BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionLate Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1950–1989
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpouseDon Whitman (m. 1954; div. 1955), Jason Day (m. 1964; div. 1967), Frank Gilbert (m. 1967; div. 1982), and Mark Spaeth (m. 1984; div. 1985)
  • Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
  • Body Measurement37-25-37 inches
  • EducationEnrolled at Claremont High School and Pomona College
  • ChildrenNo
  • Horoscope Pisces

The stunning American actress, Amanda Blake was best known for her roles in the classic western series Gunsmoke as Miss Kitty. Blake had also appeared in MGM’s Stars in My Crown and Schlitz Playhouse: Double Exposure. Amanda had married multiple-times never gave birth to any kids.

Let’s go deeper into Amanda’s life and find out the secrets about her spouse, children, net worth, death, and salary. So, stay tuned with us to collect the detailed information of the sensory star.

Married Four Times in her Life

Amanda Blake was a married woman. She was married four times her life. After completing her studies, Blake was married to her first spouse, Don Whitman on 22nd August 1954. After sharing a two-year marital relationship, the duo divorced in 1956 without citing the reason behind their separation. She didn’t share any children with her partner. 

Late Amanda Blake and her first husband, Don Whitman Together in 'El capitán Panamá' (1952).   
 Late Amanda Blake and her first husband, Don Whitman Together in ‘El capitán Panamá’ (1952). Image Source: Instagram(cine__movies__arte__)

After the divorce, Blake tied her knot with her second spouse, Jason Day in 1964. They lived three -years blissfully, however, they eventually separated in 1967 citing irreconcilable differences between them. Similarly, they didn’t welcome any kids from their marital life.

Moreover, Blake married her third spouse, Frank Gilbert in the same year as she divorced from her second husband. However, she again divorced Frank in 1982. Furthermore, he was the one with whom she shared a marriage relationship for nearly 15-year.

Amanda Blake and her third spouse, Frank Gilbert posing for a photo.
Picture: Amanda Blake and her third spouse, Frank Gilbert posing for a photo.  Source: Old Time Radio

After getting separated from her third husband, Amanda got married to Mark Edward. However, Spaeth was passed away in 1985 from complications of the disease.

Amanda Blake with her Gunsmoke co-star, James Arness.
Image: Amanda Blake with her Gunsmoke co-star, James Arness. Source: Pinterest

Besides, Blake was rumored to be in a relationship with James Arness, which is still believed as a rumor. Moreover, there is no information regarding Blake’s children.

Blake’s Death

Miss Kitty of the television series, Gunsmoke, Amanda Blake died on August 16, 1989, at the age of 60. She died at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California. She was a heavy smoker and had surgery for oral cancer in 1977.

Amanda Blake's Smiling Face
Photo: Amanda Blake’s Smiling Face Source: Instagram(@tennbluebelle)

Moreover, she used to smoke around 2-3 packets of cigarettes a day and later diagnosed with oral cancer in 1977. The popular media widely reported that Blake’s doctor claimed that she had actually died of Aids.

Interview of Amanda Blake

However, the hospital and her friends claimed that she died of cancer. Dr. Nishimura, an internist in Sacramento said that she suffered from AIDS for about a year. Besides, some sources claimed that she had contracted HIV from her ex-husband and died of AIDS-related complications. Blake left the world forever at the Mercy General Hospital of California. May her soul rest in peace.

Her Net Worth

Amanda earned an outstanding amount of money out of her acting profession. Her net worth was estimated to be around  $500 thousand in 1989. She has appeared in several movies as well as in the famous series. However, her exact salary is still far away from the media. According to the Sokanu, the average salary of actors in the United States is around $35,357.
Here is the list of Amanda’s movie box office collection & budget.
S.N Movies Budget Box Office
1) Lili (1953) $1,353,000 $5,393,000
2) A Star Is Born (1954) $5 Million $6.1 Million
3) The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) $816,813 $2,019,100
4) The Glass Slipper (1955) $1,998,000 $2,952,000
5) The Boost (1988) $8 Million $784,990

Besides, Blake was involved in the animal welfare program and held lots of programs against animal-killing and spent a lot of money on the cancer patients and the well-being of animals. Well, she lived a vibrant lifestyle when she was alive.

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