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More than just a typical biography, Perfectly Amanda is the story of Amanda Blake and the legendary character of Miss Kitty she portrayed on Gunsmoke.
TEN THOUSAND CHARMS
James Arness was born May 26, 1923, in Minneapolis. He entered college just as World War II began and dreamed of being a naval aviator. It seemed as if every night his fraternity was having a party to send off a brother to the service. Young Arness got his interview with a naval flight program officer, but his hopes vanished as he was informed that his six foot seven inch height disqualified him automatically. He wrote his draft board asking that they call him up as soon as possible and so he ended up as a private in the famed Third Infantry Division where he earned a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Because of his stature, he was chosen to be first off the landing craft (to test the depth of the water) when his division landed at Anzio, Italy. He was subsequently wounded by enemy machine gun fire and spent eighteen months recovering in overseas and stateside hospitals.
Gunsmoke S07E03 Miss Kitty When Kitty takes a young boy off the stagecoach one night, Matt attempts to figure out his identity.
There are a few iconic TV characters from my childhood. The Cartwrights on Bonanza. The Clampett clan on The Beverly Hillbillies. Captain Kangaroo. Captain 11. And the folks in Dodge. Gunsmoke ran forever, or at least from the time I was knee high to a grasshopper until the time I thought I w...
Yep, I'm full on in western love! And I want to shake the Marshal for not publicly admitting to this long standing affair! Disclaimer: I don't own Gunsmoke, I'm only borrowing scenes from it to make a tribute - and I hope it will be considered free advertisement ;) The music was purchased from i...