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Veronica Lake Overview:

Legendary actress, Veronica Lake, was born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman on Nov 14, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. Lake died at the age of 50 on Jul 7, 1973 in Burlington, VT and was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Lake was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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5 Things You May Not Know about

By minooallen on Nov 14, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

5 Things You May Not Know about Like that today, November 14, would have been her birthday. Happy 94th Birthday to Hollywood legend ! ….. 1.) Her signature hair, that was an accident So, are we not going to talk about that “peek-a-boo” panther? Her iconic... Read full article


Please Keep the Hair: Keri Russell, Rita Hayworth, and

By Judy on Dec 7, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

All the wig-switching in the KGB thriller The Americans has me thinking about hair. Of course, my musings must be rooted in the show?s star, Keri Russell, she of the infamous haircut that made Felicity stars everywhere wish her beautician Sweeney Todd. But Russell was not the only star blamed for t... Read full article


From to the White House: Oleg Cassini

By Christina Stewart on Nov 27, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Dashing Oleg Cassini led a jet-set life, and by his own admission, was a bit of a boulevardier. Aside from being a lover of beautiful women, he was the exclusive couturier to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and created ?The Jackie Look?. During his time in Hollywood, he designed the on and off screen ... Read full article


How Many Movies Did and Alan Ladd Star in Together?

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 14, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

How Many Movies Did and Alan Ladd Star in Together? ? and Alan Ladd and Alan Ladd made SEVEN films together, including three films in which they appeared as themselves* (Star Spangled Rhythm, Duffy’s Tavern and Variety Girl). This Gun for Hire?(1942)?... Read full article


The Dynamic Duos Blogathon: Alan Ladd and

By shadowsandsatin on Jul 12, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

Cool. Compact. Blonde. Gorgeous. That was Alan Ladd and . This visually appealing couple appeared in a total of seven films together ? This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key? (1942), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Duffy?s Tavern (1945), The Blue Dahlia (1946), Variety Girl (1947), and Sa... Read full article


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Veronica Lake Quotes:

Connie Dickason: From now on, I'm going to make a life of my own. And, being a woman, I won't have to use guns.


Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: Stop prying into things that don't concern you.
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson: Maybe it does concern me. It concerns me that the morale of this group remains high. Until you joined up, it was. You're just a troublemaker. I-I don't really care what's bothering you at all. I don't like you any more than the rest of the girls do.
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: I'm supposed to be a nurse and that's all.
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson: No. There's more than that now that we're at war. Maybe you don't know what's up. Maybe you don't know what we're doing here.
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: You think I don't know. All right, I'll tell you. I know what I'm doing, I know why I'm here. I know what I'm going to do. I'm going to kill Japs.
[stands up]
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: Every blood-stained one I can get my hands on!
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson: [hushed] Olivia!
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: That doesn't sound nice coming from a nurse, does it? We're supposed to be angels of mercy, 're supposed to tend to the wounded and take care of the sick. We're supposed to be kind and tender and serve humanity in the name of humanity. What humanity? Dead humanity?
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson: Olivia, be quiet!
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: No, you asked me, you wanted to know, you pried into things that didn't concern you.You wanted to know that this is - look! Look at this!
[opens a locket Davidson was asking about]
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: Do you know what it is? I'll tell you, it's a boy.
[door opens, two other girls look in]
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: Come in, both of you, you wanted to know too. Today is Christmas, isn't it? The time for cheer and good fellowship, and for peace. Well, today's my wedding day.
[holds out locket]
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: You see that? He and I were to be married today, in Saint Louis. And why weren't we? Because he's dead. He died that first morning. They killed him. I saw him. He was running across the field to his plane and they killed him. Sixty bullets - sixty! By the time I got to him he was dead. His face was gone - I couldn't see him any more. Just blood - blood all over! [bursts into tears]
Lt. Janet 'Davy' Davidson: [rushes to her side] Oh, Olivia!
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: Let me go. Let me go. They must be punished, and I'm going to punish them! He was dead. It was ended for him... [cries]
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy: I wanted him... He was all I had... I loved him so much...

Jennifer: 'Twould be nice to have lips... lips to whisper lies... lips to kiss man and make him suffer. Father, why cannot I have lips, and eyes, and hair?


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Veronica Lake Facts
Birth year usually given as 1919 but her autobiography and Lenburg's highly negative biography both indicate 1922. The 1920 United States Census shows that her father Harry Ockelman is unmarried and childless, while in 1930 Constance is listed as seven years old.

Got her big break when teamed with the only actor in Hollywood relatively near to her in height, Alan Ladd. Ladd was 5' 6" and she was just 4' 11".

In Italy, all her films were dubbed by Rosetta Calavetta. She was only dubbed once by another actress: Clelia Bernacchi (in Hold Back the Dawn (1941)).

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