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- Beverly Louise Neill
- Buffalo New York
- United States
Because of her continuing role on television, Amanda rarely had time for films. She appeared in a TV comedy routine with Red Skelton and was a panelist on the long-running Hollywood Squares and Match Game 1974. In 1957, she guest-starred as Betty Lavon-Coate in the episode "Coate of Many Colors" of on Rod Cameron's syndicated series western-themed crime drama, State Trooper.
After Gunsmoke, Amanda went into semi-retirement at her home in Phoenix, taking on only a few film and TV projects. A lover of animals, she joined with others to form the Arizona Animal Welfare League in 1971, today the oldest and largest "no-kill" animal shelter in the state. In 1985, she helped finance the start-up of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and devoted a great deal of time and money in support of its efforts, including travels to Africa.
In 1980 Amanda was diagnosed with mouth cancer She died in 1989 of oral cancer. It is not exactly clear how she died, many roumer of AIDS and Hepatitis fly around.