• Amanda Blake became a television icon with Gunsmoke
  • Her life was full of tumultuous drama and romance

Until she had her breakthrough as an actress, she earned her money very differently. Amanda Blake was born Beverly Louise Neill in Buffalo, New York, in 1929. She had worked as a switchboard operator before she started acting. Her acting career finally began to take off in the late 1940s...

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In 1954, she even acted with Judy Garland in A Star Is Born, which became a cinema classic. She was then cast in more than 10 productions between 1950 and 1955. In the end, however, she never gained any major fame with those films, but rather with the hit western television series Gunsmoke. The show was the start of a legendary career!

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