Angie Dickinson

Born Sep 30, 1931

Angie Dickinson is an American actress. She has appeared in more than fifty films, including Rio Bravo, Ocean's 11, Dressed to Kill, and Pay It Forward, and starred on television as Sergeant Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson on the 1970s crime series Police Woman.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Angie Dickinson.


1931 Birth Born on September 30, 1931.
1942 10 Years Old In 1942, her family moved to Burbank, California, where she attended Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, graduating in 1947 at 15 years of age. … Read More


1950 18 Years Old While a student from 1950–52, she worked as a secretary at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank (now Bob Hope Airport) and in a parts factory.


1952 20 Years Old 1 More Event
She became Angie Dickinson in 1952, when she married football player Gene Dickinson.
1953 - 1954 2 More Events
1956 24 Years Old In 1956, Dickinson was cast as Ann Drew, who slips a gun to her jailed husband, Harry (John Craven), a former associate of the Jesse James gang, in the ABC/Desilu Western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old In 1957, she was cast as Amy Bender in Richard Boone's series "Have Gun-Will Travel" in the episode "A Matter of Ethics". … Read More
In 1958, she was cast as Laura Meadows in the episode "The Deserters" of an ABC/Warner Bros. … Read More
1959 27 Years Old 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. … Read More
1960 28 Years Old She supported John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1960.


1965 33 Years Old She married Burt Bacharach in 1965. … Read More
1971 39 Years Old In 1971, she played a lascivious substitute high school teacher in the dark comedy Pretty Maids All in a Row for director Roger Vadim and writer-producer Gene Roddenberry, in which her character seduces a sexually inexperienced student, portrayed by John David Carson, against the backdrop of a series of murders of female students at the same high school; it was a box-office failure.


1972 - 1974 3 More Events
1977 45 Years Old On occasion during the 1970s, Dickinson took part in the popular Dean Martin Celebrity Roast on television, and herself was the guest of honor on August 2, 1977, roasted by a dais of celebrities that included James Stewart, Orson Welles, and her Police Woman series co-star Earl Holliman. … Read More
1980 48 Years Old …  As lead actress, she starred in Brian De Palma's 1980 erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress. … Read More
1981 49 Years Old 1 More Event
The role of Kate Miller, a sexually frustrated New York housewife, earned her a 1981 Saturn Award for Best Actress. "The performers are excellent," wrote Vincent Canby in his July 25, 1980 New York Times review, "especially Miss Dickinson."


1982 50 Years Old In 1982, and again in 1986, Dickinson appeared in two of Perry Como's Christmas specials for the ABC television network, in both of which she did something she was not known to have done before: singing. … Read More
1988 56 Years Old She co-starred with Willie Nelson and numerous buddies in the 1988 television western Once Upon a Texas Train.
1989 57 Years Old She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 1989 for her contributions to Western cinema.


1993 - 2002 5 More Events
2006 74 Years Old In a 2006 interview with NPR, Dickinson stated that she was a Democrat.
2007 75 Years Old On January 4, 2007, Nikki killed herself by suffocation in her apartment in the Ventura County suburb of Thousand Oaks. … Read More
2009 77 Years Old In 2009, Dickinson starred in a Hallmark Channel film, Mending Fences.
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