Actress Angie Dickinson’s breakthrough film performance was in Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo. In the 1970s, she starred on the television series Police Woman. In 1980, Dickinson appeared in Brian DePalma’s film Dressed To Kill. She later starred in the 1993 miniseries Wild Palms. Her later film work includes Pay It Forward (2000) and Big Bad Love (2001).
Dickinson made the rounds on television and eventually started to receive small acting parts. Her breakthrough role came in Howard Hawks’ western drama Rio Bravo, starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. Her portrayal of Feathers, a sultry saloon girl, helped establish her as an emerging sex symbol.
Dickinson, however, was unable to capitalize on this success. She was under contract to Hawks, but he sold her contract to Warner Brothers. At Warner Brothers, she was relegated to supporting roles. She played the wife of Frank Snatra’s character in the comedy crime caper Ocean’s Eleven (1960). A later move to Universal did little to advance Dickinson’s film career. One notable role from this period was the crime drama The Killers (1964), in which she co-starred with Lee Marvin and John Cassavetes. Dickinson also worked with Marlon Brando on 1966’s The Chase.
Dickinson was born Angeline Brown on September 30, 1931, in Kulm, North Dakota. She is one of three daughters. Her father worked as a newspaper editor. Around the age of 10, she moved with her family to California. Dickinson attended Glendale College and Immaculate Heart College. At Glendale College, she met Gene Dickinson, a star on the school’s football team. The pair soon began dating and went on to marry in 1952. (They would divorce in 1959.)
Now known as Angie Dickinson, she first worked as a secretary after college. A beauty pageant win opened up a new career for her. After her victory, Dickinson appeared on The Colgate Comedy Hour, and hen decided to pursue a career in acting.
List of the best Angie Dickinson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Angie Dickinson’s highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world.
In the 1970s, Dickinson tackled her own iconic role: playing Suzanne “Pepper” Anderson on the crime series Police Woman. The character first appeared on an episode of Police Story in 1973 and was spun off into a new series the following year. Pepper Anderson was a groundbreaking role, paving the way for other female actresses in television. “Before me, women were always funny, or they were just tough,” Dickinson explained to Entertainment Weekly, “Pepper was really a first. She was sexual, funny and in control.” Police Woman went off the air in 1978.
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10.Big Bad Mama
Big Bad Mama is a 1974 American film produced by Roger Corman, starring Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, and Tom Skerritt. It was followed by a sequel, Big Bad Mama II, in 1987
Rome Adventure, also known as Lovers Must Learn, is a 1962 romantic drama film, based on the 1932 novel Lovers Must Learn by Irving Fineman. It was directed by Delmer Daves and stars Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson, and Suzanne Pleshette.
The Killers, released in the UK as Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers”, is a 1964 crime film directed by Don Siegel, starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald Reagan, and released by Universal Studios. The movie remains notable for being future U.S. president Reagan’s last theatrical film before entering politics as well as the only one in which he plays the role of a villain. The picture is the second Hollywood adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s ..
7.Pretty Maids All in a Row
Pretty Maids All in a Row is an American mystery film that is part dark comedy, part murder mystery. It starred Rock Hudson alongside Angie Dickinson, and was released on April 28, 1971. Roger Vadim directed the film, which Gene Roddenberry produced, having dramatized a novel written by Francis Pollini into the screenplay from which Vadim worked.
The women of a small Sicilian village, jealous of a beautiful widowed midwife, plot her ruin by refusing to have anything to do with their husbands
Point Blank is a 1967 American neo noir film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark. Boorman directed the film at Marvin’s request and Marvin played a central role in the film’s development and staging. The film was not a box office success in 1967 but has since gone on to become a cult classic, eliciting praise from such critics as film historian David Thomson
4.The Sins of Rachel Cade
The Sins of Rachel Cade is a film directed by Gordon Douglas released on April 2, 1961
The film is loosely based on the 1956 novel by Charles Mercer, Rachel Cade, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
Film rights were bought prior to publication by William Dozier who was head of production at RKO. In September 1956 he announced that Stanley Rubin would produce and the film would be made in Africa with John Wayne. It would be part of a five picture slate from Rubin worth $12 million starting with The Girl Most Likely.Katharine Hepburn was announced as a possible star. Then Dozier offered the lead to Deborah Kerr.
3.Cast a Giant Shadow
Cast a Giant Shadow is a 1966 big-budget action film based on the life of Colonel Mickey Marcus, and stars Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Yul Brynner, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson. Melville Shavelson adapted, produced and directed.
2.Captain Newman, M.D.
Captain Newman, M.D. is a 1963 film starring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Eddie Albert and Bobby Darin. It was directed by David Miller and filmed on location at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The movie is based on the 1961 novel by Leo Rosten. It was loosely based on the World War II experiences of Rosten’s close friend Ralph Greenson M.D., while Greenson was a Captain in the Army Medical Corps supporting the U.S. Army Air Forces and stationed at Yuma Army Airfield..
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Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. Written by Jules Furthman and Leigh Brackett, based on the short story “Rio Bravo” by B. H. McCampbell, the film is about the sheriff of the town of Rio Bravo, Texas who arrests the brother of a powerful local rancher in order to help his drunken deputy/friend. With the help of a cripple and a young..
Dickinson, the second of four daughters, was born Angeline Brown (called “Angie” by family and friends) on September 30, 1931,in Kulm, North Dakota.
That legendary woman is alive and in solid health.