Angie Dickinson Biography
Angie Dickinson (real name – Angeline Brown) is an American Award-winning Actress and TV Personality who is best known for appearing in “Police Woman,” “Dressed to Kill,” & “Big Bad Mama.” She has also appeared in “Rio Bravo,” “Pretty Maids All in a Row,” and many other films.
Angie Dickinson Age
Dickinson is 91 old as of 2022. She was born on September 30, 1931, in Kulm, North Dakota, United States. She celebrates his birthday on the 30th of September every year.
Angie Dickinson Height
Dickinson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
Angie Dickinson Family
Dickinson was born to Frederica Brown (mother) and Leo Henry Brown (father). Her dad was a newspaper editor and publisher who worked for the Edgeley Mail and the Kulm Messenger. She was born alongside her 3 sisters, whose names are unknown. She is the secondborn among her sisters. All 4 sisters grew up as Catholic.
The family relocated to Burbank, California in the year 1942 when Dickinson was 10 years old. Dickinson’s family was descended from Germans from Russia. Dickinson’s passion for movies began when she was young, and her dad was the projectionist at the town’s only movie theater until when it was burned down. Taking a cue from her publisher dad, Dickinson had planned and aspired to be a writer.
Angie Dickinson Ex-Husbands
Dickinson is neither in a relationship, engaged, nor married to anyone at the moment. She has however been in 2 marriages which eventually did not work out. She was first married to a former football player, Gene Dickinson. They tied the knot in the year 1952 and divorced 8 years later (1960). Dickinson was named “Angie” by her friends and family.
She became “Angie Dickinson” after marrying Gene. Dickinson’s second marriage was with Burt Bacharach (an American composer, pianist, record producer, and songwriter). They tied the knot in the year 1965 and divorced 15 years later (1981). In the late marriage of Dickinson and Burt, they had separated for quite some time during which they dated other people – Dickinson dated Glenn Ford. Dickinson also dated Larry King (TV interviewer) for a couple of years in the ’90s.
Angie Dickinson Daughter Death
Dickinson and her ex-husband Burt Bacharach were blessed with a daughter, Lea Nikki Bacharach, whom they gave birth to one year after tying the knot. When Nikki was 3 months old, she started having chronic health problems such as visual impairment. Nikki was subsequently diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Dickinson rejected many roles to concentrate on caring for Nikki and Burt composed the music of the song “Nikki” for their daughter.
Nikki was ultimately placed at a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents, the Wilson Center, in Faribault, Minnesota. She stayed there for 9 years. Thereafter, Nikki went to study geology at California Lutheran University but she did not pursue it as a career because of her poor eyesight.
Nikki committed suicide on January 4, 2007, at the age of 40, by suffocation in her apartment in the Ventura County suburb of Thousand Oaks. In an interview, Dickinson stated that Nikki took her life to escape the ravages of her brain brought on by Asperger’s Syndrome. While talking in that interview, she wept!
Angie Dickinson Net Worth
Dickinson has an annual estimated net worth ranging from $25 Million – $30 Million, which she earns through her career as an Actress and TV Personality.
Angie Dickinson Career
Dickinson started her career on TV starring in multiple anthology series during the ’50s. This was prior to earning her breakthrough role in the western film “Rio Bravo” (1959) and “Gun the Man Down” (1956) with James Arness, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. She has made appearances in over 50 movies such as The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), China Gate (1957), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), Ocean’s 11 (1960), Jessica (1962), The Killers (1964), The Chase (1966), The Outside Man (1972), Point Blank (1967), The Art of Love (1965), and many other films.
For 4 years (1974-1978), she portrayed Sergeant “Pepper” Anderson in “Police Woman,” the NBC crime series. Dickinson has also appeared in “Dressed to Kill,” (1980) Brian De Palma’s erotic crime thriller, as a lead actress. She has also starred in a number of TV films and miniseries, also playing supporting roles in movies like Sabrina (1995), Big Bad Love (2001), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994), and Pay It Forward (2000).
She came in 2nd at a local preliminary for the contest of ‘Miss America.’ This made her recognized by a casting agent who landed her a spot among 6 showgirls on “The Jimmy Durante Show”. This also made Dickinson meet a TV-industry producer who told her about an acting career and asked her to consider pursuing it. After a couple of years, NBC approached her to guest-star on several shows such as “The Colgate Comedy Hour”. Later on, Dickinson met Frank Sinatra they became close and best friends and she portrayed Frank’s wife in the movie “Ocean’s 11” (1960). That is where she now got an acting breakthrough.
While Dickinson was a student in the early ’50s, she served at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank (now Bob Hope Airport) as a secretary. Also, she worked in a parts factory. When coming to her education, she is a 1947 graduate of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School. While there, she won the 6th Annual Bill of Rights essay contest. Dickinson is also an alumnus of Glendale Community College (1954 business graduate) and Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles.
Dickinson was once a close friend to Catherine Galbraith and John Kenneth Galbraith and her visits to them, as well as her touring when John was United States Ambassador to India are amply recounted in John’s memoirs: “A Life in Our Times” and “Ambassador’s Journal.”
Angie Dickinson Awards and Honors
Dickinson is a proud nominee of 3 Emmy Awards, all for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman (1975, 1976, and 1977). She holds 2 Golden Globe Awards, one for New Star Actress of the Year (1960) and the other for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman (1975). In the years 1978, 1977, and 1976, she has been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman. Dickinson was awarded a Saturn Award in the year 1980 for Best Actress for “Dressed to Kill.” In the year 1987, she earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for contributing to TV.
Angie Dickinson Police Woman
Dickinson appeared on her own NBC Drama TV show “Police Woman” since its first episode on September 13, 1974, and its last episode on March 30, 1978. The series has 4 seasons and is about her portraying an undercover police woman for the LAPD’s (Los Angeles Police Department) Criminal Conspiracy Unit, for investigating crimes.
In March 1974, Dickinson went back for one episode of “Police Story,” the critically acclaimed hit anthology series, where she starred as a guest. Her appearance in Police Story made NBC offer her a TV show, which is now “Police Woman.” This series was a ground-breaking weekly series. According to her, this series caused a surge of applications for employment from ladies to police departments across the U.S.
Angie Dickinson Democrat / Political Party
Dickinson said that was a Democrat in an interview with NPR in the year 2006. In the year 1960, Dickinson campaigned for the presidential campaign Kennedy and was a supporter of Lyndon B. Johnson in the year 1964.
Angie Dickinson Movies / Films
Dickinson has appeared in many films. Some of these films include;
- Lucky Me
- Elvis Has Left the Building
- Tennessee’s Partner
- Ocean’s Eleven
- The Return of Jack Slade
- Big Bad Love
- Man with the Gun
- Pay It Forward
- Down Liberty Road
- The Sun, the Moon and the Stars
- Big Bad Mama II
- Young Billy Young
Angie Dickinson TV Films
Dickinson has appeared in multiple television films. Some of them include;
- Police Story: The Freeway Killings
- A Case of Libel
- The Love War
- Mending Fences
- Once Upon a Texas Train
- The Suicide’s Wife
- Deep Family Secrets
- Pray for the Wildcats
Angie Dickinson TV Series
Dickinson has appeared in multiple television series, including;
- Studio 10
- Judging Amy
- The Larry Sanders Show
- George & Leo
- Diagnosis Murder
- Police Woman
- Police Story
- Mike Hammer
- Colt .45
- M Squad
- The Lineup