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Veronica Lake (I) (1922–1973)


Veronica Lake was born as Constance Frances Marie Ockleman on November 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Constance Charlotta (Trimble) and Harry Eugene Ockelman, who worked for an oil company as a ship employee. Her father was of half German and half Irish descent, and her mother was of Irish ancestry. While still a child, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 50) in Burlington, Vermont, USA

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Known For

Sullivan's Travels
(1941)
The Blue Dahlia
The Blue Dahlia Joyce Harwood
(1946)
I Married a Witch
(1942)
This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire Ellen Graham
(1942)

Filmography

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 1970 Flesh Feast
Dr. Elaine Frederick
 1954 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Nancy Willard
- The Gramercy Ghost (1954) ... Nancy Willard
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Inside Straight (1953)
 1950-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Beverly / Lou / Stormy Denton
- Thanks for a Lovely Evening (1953) ... Beverly
- The Blues Street (1951) ... Lou
- Shadow on the Heart (1950) ... Stormy Denton
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Judy 'Leni' Howard
- Better Than Walking (1952) ... Judy 'Leni' Howard
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Paula Martin Bennett
- Flight Overdue (1952) ... Paula Martin Bennett
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Abby Fane
- Brief Moment (1952) ... Abby Fane
 1951 Stronghold
Mary Stevens
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
Valerie
- The Facts of Life (1951) ... Valerie
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
Mercy Device
- Beware This Woman (1950) ... Mercy Device
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane
Dolores Grieves
 1948 Isn't It Romantic?
Candy Cameron
 1948 The Sainted Sisters
Letty Stanton
 1948 Saigon
Susan Cleaver
 1947 Variety Girl
Veronica Lake
 1947 Ramrod
Connie Dickason
 1946 The Blue Dahlia
Joyce Harwood
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Nan Rogers
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Sally Martin
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Veronica Lake
 1945 Out of This World
Dorothy Dodge
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Teddy Collins
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn
Dora Bruckmann
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. Olivia D'Arcy
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Veronica Lake- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
 1942 I Married a Witch
Jennifer
 1942 The Glass Key
Janet Henry
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Ellen Graham
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
The Girl
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Movie Actress (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Sally Vaughn
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Granville Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Young as You Feel
Bit part (as Constance Keane)
 1939 All Women Have Secrets
Jane (as Constance Keane)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Woman on Motorcycle (uncredited)
 1939 The Wrong Room (Short)
The Attorney's New Bride (as Connie Keane)
 1939 Sorority House
Coed (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1950s) Stage: Appeared in "I Am a Camera", summer stock. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Connie Keane | Constance Keane

Height:

4' 11½" (1.51 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I had stayed in Hollywood I would have ended up like Alan Ladd and Gail Russell--dead and buried by now. That rat race killed them and I knew it would kill me, so I had to get out. I was never psychologically meant to be a picture star. I never took it seriously. I couldn't "live" being a"'movie star" and I couldn't "camp" it, and I hated being something I wasn't. See more »

Trivia:

Her third husband, Joseph Allen McCarthy, wrote lyrics for many Cy Coleman songs, among them "I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life" and "Why Try To Change Me Now?" sung by Frank Sinatra. McCarthy's father, Joseph McCarthy, was also a lyricist; his most famous songs are "You Made Me Love You" and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows.". See more »

Trademark:

Voluptuous figure See more »

Nickname:

The Peek-a-boo Girl

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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