Angie Dickinson Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Angie Dickinson Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Angie Dickinson was born in Kulm, North Dakota, in 1931, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Brown. Mr. Brown was the publisher of The Kulm Messenger. The family left North Dakota in 1942 when Angie was 11 years old, moving to Burbank, California. In December of 1946, when she was a senior at Bellamarine Jefferson High School in Burbank, she won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights Contest. Two years later her sister Janet, did likewise. Being the daughter of a printer, Angie at first had visions of becoming a writer, but gave this up after winning her first beauty contest. After finishing college she worked as a secretary in a Burbank airplane parts factory for 3-1/2 years. In 1953 she entered the local Miss America contest one day before the deadline and took second place. In August of the same year she was one of five winners in a beauty contest sponsored by NBC and appeared in several TV variety shows. She got her first bit part in a Warner Brothers movie in 1954 and gained television fame in the TV series The Millionaire (1955) and got her first good film role opposite John Wayne and Dean Martin in Rio Bravo (1959). Her success then climbed until she became one of the nation’s top movie stars.

Interesting Facts about Angie Dickinson

  • After her role in Mending Fences (2009), she retired from acting at age 77.
  • Lived not too far from Tom Snyder.
  • Had a ten-year, on-again/off-again relationship with Frank Sinatra.
  • 10 weeks before she married Burt Bacharach in Las Vegas, Nevada, they both returned to the United States.
  • In 1993, she became the first and only This Is Your Life (1950) honoree to refuse to do the retrospective show. Friends, acquaintances, and co-workers from her career were waiting to regale viewers with their memories of Dickinson, but as part of the program’s format, honorees were never told in advance. She had been lured to a studio on the pretext that she was appearing in a tribute to Brian De Palma, who had directed her in Dressed to Kill (1980). When Ralph Edwards, the show’s host, walked on stage and said, “Angie Dickinson, this is your life!” she responded, “F*** no, I won’t do it.”.
  • Turned down advance fee of $75,000 to write her autobiography.
  • Was supposed to guest-star on Falcon Crest (1981) as Jane Wyman’s long-lost daughter, when storyline development has changed.
  • Was born 10 days (in the same year) after Larry Hagman. Hagman guest-starred alongside Dickinson on the 4th episode of Police Woman (1974).
  • Sam Peckinpah considered her for the role of Carol McCoy in The Getaway (1972).
  • One of her sisters was an actual “Police Woman” with the Burbank Police Department.
  • In the same situation as Julie London, Dickinson had to take a break from the movies, in 1967, to become a stay-at-home mother to Nikki, full-time, due to her daughter’s problems. She resumed her acting career, a year later.
  • Was almost 40 when she appeared naked onscreen for the first time in Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971). As a younger woman she could not have done this due to the Hays Code, which wasn’t dissolved until 1967. Yet when offered the chance to pose for Playboy, she turned it down.

Personal Quotes by Angie Dickinson

I remember a Humphrey Bogart movie where he was a reporter, so I wanted to be a reporter, and then he was a parachutist, and I wanted to be a parachutist.

- Angie Dickinson

My father, Leo Henry Brown, really was talented – he could write. He had a gift, and he had a great, sly humor.

- Angie Dickinson

The double standard means men can run around and women cannot. I think I’m up to testing that.

- Angie Dickinson

I was 10 when I left Kulm, N.D. I had a wonderful childhood there, out playing in the mud. We moved to California then, but I still went to Catholic school, didn’t grow up very sophisticated or very liberal.

- Angie Dickinson