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Angie Dickinson Biography

Birth Name:
Angeline Brown
Birth Place:
Kulm, North Dakota, United States
Profession
Actor, stuntwoman

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

  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1975Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1960Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: winner

Relationships