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Angie Dickinson Fast Facts:
Entered a local beauty contest in 1952 while working as a secretary.
Launched her TV career on New Year's Eve 1954 with a part on an episode of the Western anthology series
Death Valley Days
Breakout movie role was in the 1959 Western
alongside Dean Martin and John Wayne.
Appeared in the Rat Pack's 1960 comedy-drama
Had a guest-starring role as brassy Sergeant Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson in a 1974 episode of the popular crime-anthology series
. She garnered so much critical acclaim that the spin-off
was created for her later that year.
Was the original choice to play Krystle Jennings Carrington on the popular nighttime sudser
, but declined the role. Linda Evans took the part.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987.
Walked off the set of
This Is Your Life
and refused to do the show after being selected as an honoree in 1993.
Daughter Nikki had Asperger's syndrome her entire life but wasn't officially diagnosed until she was an adult. Nikki committed suicide in 2007.
Angie Dickinson Relationships:
Janet - Sister
Lea Nikki Bacharach - Daughter
Leo H. Brown - Father
Gene Dickinson - Ex-husband
Burt Bacharach - Ex-husband
Frederica Brown - Mother
Mary Lou Belmont - Sister
Frank Sinatra - Ex-significant Other
Larry King - Ex-significant Other
Angie Dickinson Awards:
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1960 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
Attended Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA; attended Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA
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