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Veronica Lake

Born Nov 14, 1922

Veronica Lake was an American film actress and pin-up model. She received both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan's Travels and for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s including This Gun for Hire. She was well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. Lake had a string of broken marriages and, after her career declined, long struggles with mental illness and alcoholism.… Read More

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1922 Birth Born on November 14, 1922.
1933 10 Years Old Lake's mother, Constance Charlotta (née Trimble; 1902–1992), of Irish descent, married Anthony Keane, a newspaper staff artist, also of Irish descent, in 1933, and Lake began using his surname. … Read More


1938 15 Years Old In 1938, the Keanes moved to Beverly Hills, where Lake enrolled in the Bliss-Hayden School of Acting (now the Beverly Hills Playhouse). … Read More
1940 17 Years Old Lake's first marriage was to art director John S. Detlie, in 1940. … Read More
1941 18 Years Old In 1941 she was signed to a long-term contract with Paramount Pictures. … Read More


1943 20 Years Old Lake and Detlie separated in August 1943 and divorced in December 1943.
1944 21 Years Old In 1944, Lake married film director André de Toth with whom she had a son, Andre Anthony Michael III (known as Michael De Toth), and a daughter, Diana (born October 1948). … Read More
1947 24 Years Old …  However, Lake and McCrea did make another film together, the 1947 production Ramrod. … Read More
1948 25 Years Old Paramount decided not to renew her contract in 1948. … Read More
1951 28 Years Old 1 More Event
By the end of 1951 she had appeared in one last film, Stronghold (which she later described as "a dog"). … Read More
1952 29 Years Old Lake and De Toth divorced in 1952.


1955 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 1955, she married songwriter Joseph Allan McCarthy. They were divorced in 1959.
1962 39 Years Old After her third divorce, Lake drifted between cheap hotels in New York City, and was arrested several times for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. In 1962, a New York Post reporter found her working as a barmaid at the all-women's Martha Washington Hotel in Manhattan. … Read More


1966 43 Years Old In 1966, she had a brief stint as a TV hostess in Baltimore, Maryland, along with a largely ignored film role in Footsteps In the Snow. … Read More
1969 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Her memoirs, Veronica: The Autobiography of Veronica Lake, were released in the United Kingdom in 1969, and in the United States the following year. … Read More
1972 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Lake then moved to Ipswich, England, where she met and married Royal Navy captain Robert Carleton-Munro, in June 1972.


The marriage lasted just one year and Lake returned to the United States in June 1973. … Read More
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