Angie Dickinson

Angie Dickinson

Highest Rated: 100% Rio Bravo (1959)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Love (1965)

Birthday: Sep 30, 1931

Birthplace: Kulm, North Dakota, USA

Born in Kulm, North Dakota and educated at Glendale College and Immaculate Heart College, Angeline Brown acquired her professional name Angie Dickinson when she married college football star Gene Dickinson. A beauty contest winner, Dickinson entered films with an unbilled bit in the 1954 Warner Bros. musical Lucky Me. Her earliest films consisted mostly of "B" Westerns (at one point, she dubbed in actress Sarita Montiel's voice in 1957's Run of the Arrow) and television (Dickinson was rather nastily murdered in very first episode of Mike Hammer). She moved to the A-list when selected by Howard Hawks to play the female lead in Rio Bravo (1958). The film gave Dickinson ample opportunity to display her celebrated legs, which, for publicity purposes, were reportedly insured by Lloyd's of London. She went on to star in films both famous and forgettable: one of the roles for which she is best remembered is as the mistress of gangster Ronald Reagan (!) in The Killers (1964). In 1974, Dickinson jump-started her flagging career as the star of the TV cop drama Police Woman, which lasted four seasons and represented a tremendous step up in popularity for Dickinson. On that program, the actress played Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson, an undercover agent with the LAPD's criminal conspiracy division, whose assignments nearly always included donning a crafty and sexy guise in order to nab an underworld criminal.At about the same time, Dickinson also moved into motion pictures and (after years of consciously avoiding nude scenes), went au naturel for exploitation king Roger Corman in that producer's depression-era romp Big Bad Mama, which unsurprisingly became a cult favorite. (Years later, in 1987, she teamed up with Z-grade shlockmeister Jim Wynorski for New World's Big Bad Mama II). Brian DePalma's Psycho-influenced thriller Dressed to Kill (1980) brought the actress greater visibility, and like the Corman assignments, required Angie to do erotic nudity (though in this case, the below-the-waist shower shots were reportedly performed by a body double).In later years, Dickinson leaned more heavily on starring and supporting turns in made-for-television productions, including a telemovie follow-up to Police Woman, Police Woman: The Freeway Killings (1987); the Oliver Stone miniseries Wild Palms (1993); the direct-to-video thriller The Maddening (1995) (opposite longtime friend and colleague Burt Reynolds); and the prime-time soaper Danielle Steele's Rememberance (1996). The next decade found the septuagenarian actress unexpectedly returning to A-list Hollywood features, albeit in small supporting roles; these included Duets (2000), Pay it Forward (2000) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) (in a cameo as herself, nodding to her involvement in the original).Angie Dickinson was married to composer Burt Bacharach from 1965 to 1980.


Highest Rated Movies



97% Paul Williams Still Alive Angie Dickinson $38.1K 2012
No Score Yet Mending Fences Actor 2009
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
No Score Yet 3055 Jean Leon Actor 2006
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building Bobette 2004
33% The Last Producer Poker Player 2002
82% Ocean's Eleven Herself $183.4M 2001
No Score Yet The Rat Pack Actor 2001
41% Big Bad Love Mrs. Barlow $0.2M 2001
40% Pay It Forward Grace $32.9M 2000
21% Duets Blair $4.3M 2000
No Score Yet The Final Hit Poker Player 2000
No Score Yet Sealed with a Kiss, (Longfellow Bridge) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Sealed with a Kiss Lucille Ethridge 1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
No Score Yet National Lampoon's The Don's Analyst Victoria Leoni 1997
No Score Yet Howard Hawks: American Artist Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Sun, the Moon and the Stars Actor 1996
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Remembrance' Margaret Fullerton 1996
65% Sabrina Ingrid Tyson 1995
75% The Crossing Guard Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Maddening Georgina Scudder 1995
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Miss Adrian 1994
No Score Yet Wild Palms Actor 1993
No Score Yet Treacherous Crossing Beverly 1992
No Score Yet Prime Target Actor 1989
No Score Yet Fire and Rain Beth Mancini 1989
No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train Maggie Hayes 1988
No Score Yet Big Bad Mama II Wilma McClatchie 1987
No Score Yet Jealousy Georgia 1984
No Score Yet One Shoe Makes It Murder Actor 1982
No Score Yet Dial M for Murder Margot Wendice 1981
33% Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Dragon Queen 1981
17% Death Hunt Vanessa McBride 1981
No Score Yet Klondike Fever Belinda McNair 1980
83% Dressed to Kill Kate Miller 1980
No Score Yet Jig Saw Actor 1979
71% Big Bad Mama Wilma McClatchie 1974
No Score Yet Pray for the Wildcats Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes Ellen Sterns Cort 1973
No Score Yet Un homme est mort (A Man Is Dead), (Funerale a Los Angeles) (The Outside Man) Jackie Kovacs 1972
No Score Yet The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Dr. Layle Johnson 1971
10% Pretty Maids All in a Row Miss Betty Smith 1971
No Score Yet Young Billy Young Lily Beloit 1969
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut Rachel Amidon 1969
No Score Yet Sam Whiskey Laura Breckenridge 1969
No Score Yet The Last Challenge Lisa Denton 1967
94% Point Blank Chris 1967
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower Linda Benson 1966
No Score Yet Cast a Giant Shadow Emma Marcus 1966
83% The Chase Ruby Calder 1966
0% The Art of Love Laurie Gibson 1965
79% The Killers Sheila Farr 1964
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D. Lt. Francie Corum 1963
No Score Yet Rome Adventure Lyda Kent 1962
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade Rachel Cade 1961
50% Ocean's 11 Beatrice Ocean 1960
No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Fran 1960
100% Rio Bravo Feathers 1959
No Score Yet I Married a Woman Screen Wife 1958
No Score Yet Cry Terror! Kelly 1958
No Score Yet China Gate Lucky Legs 1957
No Score Yet Run of the Arrow Voice of Yellow Moccasin 1957
No Score Yet Gun the Man Down Janice 1956
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock Cathy 1956
No Score Yet Hidden Guns Becky Carter 1956
No Score Yet Man with the Gun Kitty 1955
No Score Yet Tennessee's Partner Girl 1955
No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade Polly Logan 1955
No Score Yet Lucky Me Party Guest 1954


No Score Yet Judging Amy
Evelyn Worth 2004
No Score Yet Ellen
Betsy 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
No Score Yet Empty Nest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest 1987
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Norma Sessions Guest 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Marian 1958
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Rose 1957


Feathers says: Me, I just talk all the time.

Sheriff John T. Chance says: You most certainly do.