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 Rio Bravo alongside Dean Martin and John Wayne.
  • Appeared in the Rat Pack's 1960 comedy-drama Ocean's Eleven.
  • Had a guest-starring role as brassy Sergeant Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson in a 1974 episode of the popular crime-anthology series Police Story. She garnered so much critical acclaim that the spin-off Police Woman was created for her later that year.
  • Was the original choice to play Krystle Jennings Carrington on the popular nighttime sudser Dynasty, 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.

Awards

  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 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
  • 1960, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Winner

Relationships

  • Frederica Brown — Mother
  • Mary Lou Belmont — Sister
  • Frank Sinatra — Ex-significant Other
  • Gene Dickinson — Ex-husband
  • Janet — Sister
  • Lea Nikki Bacharach — Daughter
  • Larry King — Ex-significant Other
  • Burt Bacharach — Ex-husband
  • Leo H. Brown — Father

College

  • Attended Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA; attended Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA

Details

  • Birth Name: Angeline Brown
  • Birth Place: Kulm, ND
  • Birthday: September 30, 1931, Libra
  • Profession: Actor, Stuntwoman
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