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ANGIE DICKINSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Angie Dickinson, birth name Angeline Brown, was born September 30, 1931 in Kulm, North Dakota. In 1942 her family moved to Burbank, California. In December of 1946, when she was a senior at Bellamarine Jefferson High School, she won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights essay contest. A year later, at only age fifteen, she graduated from high school. Dickinson then attended Glendale Community College and graduated from Immaculate Heart College with a degree in business in 1954. During her college stay, she married football player Gene Dickinson and took on his last name. While still married to him in 1953 (they divorced in 1960 and she remarried composer Burt Bacharach in 1965, whom she would also divorce in 1980), he encouraged her to enter a local Miss America beauty pageant and she took second place. In the same year she was one of five NBC beauty contest winners and appeared in various shows on the network. All of this exposure, as well as a suggestion from a television producer, led to the start of her acting career.

Dickinson’s first small part in a movie came in Warner Brothers’ 1954 musical “Lucky Me”, and it was followed by a number of television roles in series like “Death Valley Days” (1954), “Buffalo Bill, Jr.” (1955), “Matinee Theatre” (1955), “The Millionaire” (1955), “It’s a Great Life” (1955-56), “G.E. True Theater” (1956), “Gunsmoke” (1957), “Have Gun – Will Travel” (1957), and “Wagon Train” (1959). She played an extra in another film, “Tennessee’s Partner” (1955), before having her first credited role in “The Return of Slade” (1955). The actress continued to play supporting and lead parts in mainly 'B' westerns like “Hidden Guns” (1956), “Tension at Table Rock” (1956), and “The Black Whip” (1956). In 1959 she finally had her breakthrough role in the Howard Hawks western drama “Rio Bravo”. She played Feathers in the film, a flirtatious gambler that develops a crush for the town sheriff, who was played by Dickinson’s childhood idol John Wayne. Her character allowed her to show off her renowned legs – which in fact were insured by Lloyds of London. Her part also put her as one of the top movie stars in the decade to come.

Dickinson started the sixties off with a drama called “I’ll Give My Life” (1960), as well as the Richard Burton flick “The Bramble Bush” (1960), and Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin crime comedy “Ocean’s Eleven” (1960). Actually, the actress had prior been good friends with both leading men of the latter. These pictures were followed by the low budgeted political feature “A Fever in the Blood” (1961) and the Belgian Congo set melodrama “The Sins of Rachel Cade” (1961). Now blonde, Dickinson began being cast to play parts because of her beauty. However, as the decade progressed, she started to have fewer and fewer leads, for they were given to other decorative actresses. Still, she played in many lead roles and also gave great performances while part of the supporting cast.

One of her more popular parts was as gangster Ronald Reagan’s mistress in “The Killers” (1964). She also co-starred in “The Art of Love” (1965), a comedy in which she plays the love interest of both Dick Van Dyke and James Garner. After, Dickinson appeared in the star studded Arthur Penn/Sam Spiegel production “The Chase” (1966). In 1967 she came out with another memorable feature, the Lee Marvin crime thriller “Point Blank”. In 1969 she returned to the western genre with Robert Mitchum’s “Young Billy Young” and Burt Reynolds’ “Sam Whiskey”. The actress got to star opposite Rock Hudson as a sexy substitute teacher in 1971’s murder comedy “Pretty Maids in a Row”. She played her most sexually provocative role soon after, for the Great Depression picture “Big Bad Mama” (1974). In the film, although in her forties, Dickinson appeared in several nude scenes, creating much interest in the movie and many new male followers.

In 1974 she returned to the small screen (although she really had never taken a break) to star in the action drama “Police Woman” (1974-78). In the series she played Sgt. Suzanne “Pepper” Anderson, an officer for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit at the Los Angeles Police Department. The show became extremely popular, winning Dickinson a Golden Globe and also earning multiple Emmy nominations. She yet again was filmed naked for Brian De Palma’s thrillerDressed to Kill” (1980), in which she played a sexually frustrated New York housewife. Through the rest of the decade, the actress played mainly in made for TV movies, like “Dial M for Murder” (1981), “Jealousy” (1984), and “Police Story: The Freeway Killings” (1987), but also appeared in the films “Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen” (1981), “Death Hunt” (1981), and “Big Bad Mama II” (1987).

In the nineties the actress had parts in multiple television series and movies, and additionally played roles in various pictures such as “Sabrina” (1995), “The Maddening” (1996), and “The Sun, the Moon and the Stars” (1996). In the 21st century, however, she made a surprising coming to A-list features. Dickinson had smart parts in a number of popular features, including “Duets” (2000), “Pay It Forward” (2000), and “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001). Her final contribution was a television movie called “Mending Fences” (2009).

For all of Dickinson’s achievements in the motion picture industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in addition to a number of other awards for her work both on the big and small screens.

 
Filmography

2009       Mending Fences 

2004       Judging Amy 

2004       Elvis Has Left the Building 

2001       Ocean's Eleven  

2001       Big Bad Love

2000       Pay It Forward 

2000       Duets 

2000       The Last Producer 

2000       Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 

1999       Sealed with a Kiss 

1997       George & Leo  

1997       Ellen  

1997       Diagnosis Murder 

1997       The Don's Analyst 

1997       Deep Family Secrets 

1997       The Larry Sanders Show 

1996       The Sun, the Moon and the Stars 

1996       Remembrance 

1996       The Maddening 

1995       Sabrina 

1993       Daddy Dearest 

1993       Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 

1993       Wild Palms 

1992       Treacherous Crossing 

1991       Kojak: Fatal Flaw

1991       Empty Nest  

1989       Prime Target  

1989       Fire and Rain 

1988       Once Upon a Texas Train 

1987       Big Bad Mama II 

1987       Police Story: The Freeway Killings

1987       Stillwatch 

1985       Hollywood Wives 

1985       Orson Welles' Magic Show 

1984       A Touch of Scandal

1984       Jealousy 

1982       One Shoe Makes It Murder 

1982       Cassie & Co. 

1981       Death Hunt 

1981       Dial M for Murder

1981       Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen 

1980       Dressed to Kill 

1980       Klondike Fever 

1979       The Suicide's Wife 

1979       L'homme en colère

1978       Pearl  

1978       Overboard  

1978       Ringo  

1977       A Sensitive, Passionate Man

1974       Police Woman  

1974       Big Bad Mama 

1974       Police Story  

1974       Pray for the Wildcats

1973       Hec Ramsey  

1973       The Norliss Tapes  

1972       The Outside Man

1972       Circle of Fear  

1971       See the Man Run 

1971       The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler 

1971       The Man and the City  

1971       Thief 

1971       Pretty Maids All in a Row 

1970       The Love War 

1969       Young Billy Young 

1969       Some Kind of a Nut 

1969       Sam Whiskey  

1968       A Case of Libel 

1967       The Last Challenge 

1967       Point Blank 

1966       The Virginian 

1966       The Poppy Is Also a Flower 

1966       Cast a Giant Shadow 

1966       The Chase 

1965       The Art of Love

1965       Dr. Kildare   

1965       The Man Who Bought Paradise 

1965       The Fugitive  

1964       This Is the Life  

1964       The Killers

1963       Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1963       Captain Newman, M.D.

1962       The Alfred Hitchcock Hour  

1962       The Dick Powell Theatre 

1962       Jessica 

1962       Rome Adventure

1962       Checkmate  

1961       The Sins of Rachel Cade 

1961       A Fever in the Blood 

1960       Ocean's Eleven 

1960       Lock Up

1960       The Bramble Bush 

1960       I'll Give My Life 

1959       The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor

1959       Men Into Space 

1959       Wagon Train  

1959       Rio Bravo 

1958       Man with a Camera 

1958       Northwest Passage  

1958       Target  

1958       Mike Hammer  

1958       The People's Choice  

1958       Cry Terror! 

1958       I Married a Woman 

1958       Colt .45  

1958       State Trooper  

1958       Tombstone Territory 

1958       Perry Mason  

1958       The Restless Gun 

1957       The Adventures of McGraw 

1957       M Squad   

1957       Have Gun - Will Travel 

1957       Alcoa Theatre 

1957       Run of the Arrow  

1957       Calypso Joe 

1957       China Gate 

1957       Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

1957       Cheyenne  

1957       Gunsmoke 

1957       The Gray Ghost

1956       The Lineup  

1956       The Black Whip 

1956       Broken Arrow  

1956       Gun the Man Down 

1956       Schlitz Playhouse 

1956       Tension at Table Rock 

1956       The Millionaire  

1956       Down Liberty Road 

1956       The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp  

1956       G.E. True Theater 

1956       Hidden Guns 

1956       Chevron Hall of Stars

1955       It's a Great Life 

1955       Matinee Theatre 

1955       Man with the Gun 

1955       The Return of Jack Slade 

1955       Tennessee's Partner  

1955       Buffalo Bill Jr.  

1955       City Detective 

1954       Death Valley Days 

1954       The Mickey Rooney Show 

1954       Lucky Me  

1954       The Colgate Comedy Hour  

1954       I Led 3 Lives     





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