Angie grew up in North Dakota and she fell in love with movies because she could watch as many as she wanted since her father was the projectionist at the only theater in town. Her family moved to California when she was 10, and because Angie was a mental giant, she graduated high school when she was just 15 years old.
She then went on to earn a business degree and while attending college married a professional football player named Gene Dickinson (Angie’s maiden name was Brown). She went from college to working for Lockheed Air Terminal (now called Bob Hope Airport). To earn extra money, she entered a beauty pageant and a Hollywood producer noticed her and convinced her to become an actress. She trained for a couple of years and then got a big break when someone introduced her to Frank Sinatra which led to her playing his wife in a huge movie called: Ocean’s Eleven. It later became a remake of course with Brad Pitt and George Clooney where she made a cameo appearance.
Angie went on to take part in 56 movies with the last one occurring in 2004. Some of the movies were blockbusters including Ocean’s Eleven, of course, such as Rio Bravo and Dressed to Kill. She appeared on 68 television shows including Gun Smoke, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, The Fugitive, The Virginian, and Diagnosis Murder. The last television show she appeared on was Judging Amy in 2004. This is the last year she appeared in a movie role as well. She has been able to move on to her passion of being a professional poker player. She’s been travelling to Vegas for tournaments for decades.
Angie had one daughter named Nikki, who struggled with a variety of illnesses both mental and physical. She had Asperger's Syndrome and vision impairment but was still able to get a college degree. Unfortunately, she took her own life at the age of 40.
Angie was married to Gene Dickinson for eight years then she married the very famous, Burt Bacharach, who is one of the greatest music artists of all time. They were married for sixteen years and divorced in 1981. She hasn’t remarried.
She’s a superstar in more ways than one. There’s no doubt in my mind that with her brilliance she could’ve run a Fortune 500 company if she wanted. The glass ceiling wouldn’t have had a chance. She’s 87 years old and is living in North Dakota. By the way, even though she strayed for a while, she’s a very strong Christian woman.