Angie Dickinson Biography
Angie Dickinson born Angeline Brown, is an American actress. She was born on September 30, 1931 in Kulm, North Dakota, to Fredericka and Leo Henry Brown.
In 1942, her family moved to Burbank, California, where she attended Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, graduating in 1947. She then attended Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, and at Glendale Community College, becoming a business graduate by 1954.
Dickinson entered a beauty pageant in 1953 and placed second. The exposure brought her to the attention of a television industry producer, who asked her to consider a career in acting. She studied the craft and a few years later was approached by NBC to guest-star on a number of variety shows, including The Colgate Comedy Hour. She soon met Frank Sinatra, who became a lifelong friend. She later was cast as Sinatra’s wife in the film Ocean’s 11.
In 1959, Dickinson’s big-screen breakthrough role came in Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, in which she played a flirtatious gambler called “Feathers” who becomes attracted to the town sheriff played by Dickinson’s childhood idol John Wayne. The film co-starred Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan.
Dickinson returned to the small screen in March 1974 for an episode of the critically acclaimed hit anthology series Police Story. The guest appearance proved to be so popular, NBC offered Dickinson her own television show, which became a ground-breaking weekly series called Police Woman; it was the first successful dramatic TV series to feature a woman in the title role. At first, Dickinson was reluctant, but when producers told her she could become a household name, she accepted the role. They were right.
Angie Dickinson Age – How Old Is Angie Dickinson
She was born on September 30, 1931 in Kulm, North Dakota, United States. She is 86 years old as of 2018.
Angie Dickinson Husband
She was married to Gene Dickinson, a former football player, from 1952 to 1960. Dickinson kept her married name even after her first divorce. She married Burt Bacharach in 1965. They remained a married couple for 15 years, though late in their marriage they had a period of separation during which each dated other people.
Angie Dickinson Daughter
Angie Dickinson Daughter with Bacharach, Lea Nikki, known as Nikki, was born a year after they were married. Born three months prematurely, Nikki suffered from chronic health problems, including visual impairment, and was later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Bacharach composed the music of the song “Nikki” for their fragile young daughter, and Dickinson rejected many roles to focus on caring for her.
She and Bacharach eventually placed her at the Wilson Center, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents in Faribault, Minnesota, where she remained for nine years. Later, Nikki studied geology at California Lutheran University, but her poor eyesight prevented her from pursuing it as a career. On January 4, 2007, Nikki took her own life by suffocation in her apartment in the Ventura County suburb of Thousand Oaks. She was 40.
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Angie Dickinson Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $30 million which she has earned through her successful acting career in TV and films.
Angie Dickinson Death – Angie Dickinson Still Alive
Angie Dickinson is still alive she is not dead.
Angie Dickinson Big Bad Mama
When Wilma McClatchie’s (Angie Dickinson) lover is killed by FBI agents, she takes over his moonshine business, but it’s not enough to support her and her daughters, Polly (Robbie Lee) and Billy Jean (Susan Sennett). With few options, the family leaves Texas for California, indulging in a reckless life of crime along the way. Between holdups and kidnappings, they run afoul of a con artist (William Shatner) and an unctuous bank robber (Tom Skerritt), who effectively seduces all three women.
Initial release: 19 September 1974
Director: Steve Carver
Box office: 4 million USD
Initial DVD release: 23 February 1999
Screenplay: William W. Norton, Frances Doel
Angie Dickinson Rio Bravo
When gunslinger Joe Burdette (Claude Akins) kills a man in a saloon, Sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne) arrests him with the aid of the town drunk, Dude (Dean Martin). Before long, Burdette’s brother, Nathan (John Russell), comes around, indicating that he’s prepared to bust his brother out of jail if necessary. Chance decides to make a stand until reinforcements arrive, enlisting Dude, an old cripple named Stumpy (Walter Brennan) and baby-faced cowboy Colorado Ryan (Ricky Nelson) to help.
Initial release: 18 March 1959 (USA)
Director: Howard Hawks
Featured song: Rio Bravo
Based on: “Rio Bravo”; by B. H. McCampbell
Music composed by: Dimitri Tiomkin