The Best of Arizona: Actors

2011-10-30T00:00:00Z The Best of Arizona: Actors Arizona Daily Star
October 30, 2011 12:00 am

Amanda Blake

"Miss Kitty" from the TV show "Gunsmoke," lived on a Phoenix ranch where she bred cheetahs after she retired and helped found the Arizona Animal Welfare League. She died in 1989.

Andy Devine

Devine wasn't a big-name star, but he appeared in more than 400 films from the 1920s into the '70s, as well as on TV and the stage. Devine was born in Flagstaff and grew up in Kingman. He died in 1977.

Lee Marvin

The film actor moved to Tucson in 1975 and lived here until his death in 1987. He snagged an Oscar for his dual role in "Cat Ballou." He tooled around town in a 1971 Chrysler Imperial and a four-wheel-drive pickup, and decorated his Joesler adobe with Australian and Indian artifacts.

Ted Danson

The actor, who grew up in Flagstaff, had a hit comedy show, "Cheers," (which won him two Emmy Awards) and has gone on to a successful film and cable television career.

Greg Kinnear

The 1986 UA grad was the first host of the television show "Talk Soup." He has had a strong film career and was nominated for an Oscar in 1997's "As Good as It Gets."

- Selected by Star staff

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