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Angie Dickinson





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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Paul Williams Still Alive
  • Angie Dickinson
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
No Score Yet The Last Producer
  • Poker Player
2002
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Herself
2001
No Score Yet The Rat Pack
  • Actor
2001
41% Big Bad Love
  • Mrs. Barlow
2001
40% Pay It Forward
  • Grace
2000
20% Duets
  • Blair
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 Howard Hawks: American Artist
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet National Lampoon's The Don's Analyst
  • Victoria Leoni
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
22% 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 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 Texas Guns
  • Actor
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
40% 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
84% 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
11% 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
97% 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
80% The Chase
  • Ruby Calder
1966
0% The Art of Love
  • Laurie Gibson
1965
77% 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
48% Ocean's Eleven
  • 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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