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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 November 1943Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Veronica Hamel was born on November 20, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), Cannonball! (1976) and Taking Care of Business (1990). She was previously married to Michael Irving.

Spouse (1)

Michael Irving (1971 - 1981) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Former fashion model, discovered by Eileen Ford.
Named on 'Us" magazine's "Best Dressed" list for 1983.
Attended Temple University
Offered the role of an original Angel in the TV series Charlie's Angels (1976). She declined and Jaclyn Smith was cast instead.
In 1972 she and her then husband became the new owners of Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood home. They hired a contractor to replace the roof and remodel the house, and the contractor discovered a sophisticated eavesdropping and telephone tapping system that covered every room in the house. The components were not commercially available in 1962, but were--in the words of a retired Justice Department official--"standard FBI issue." This discovery lent further support to claims of conspiracy theorists that Marilyn had been under surveillance by the Kennedys and the Mafia. The new owners spent $100,000 to remove the bugging devices from the house.
The last commercial on American television for cigarettes aired on January 1, 1971 at 11:59 p.m. EST during a break of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). The commercial was for Virginia Slims and featured Hamel.

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