Angie Dickinson

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Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson 1965.JPG
Dickinson in 1965
Born Angeline Brown
(1931-09-30) September 30, 1931 (age 84)
Kulm, North Dakota, U.S.
Alma mater Immaculate Heart College (B.A.)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954–present
Spouse(s) Gene Dickinson (m. 1952–60)
Burt Bacharach (m. 1965–81)
Children Nikki Bacharach (1966-2007; suicide)

Angie Dickinson (born September 30, 1931) is an American actress. She began her career on television, appearing in many anthology series during 1950s, before landing her breakthrough role in 1959 western film Rio Bravo, for which she received Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.

Dickinson has appeared in more than 50 films, including Ocean's 11 (1960), The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), Jessica (1962), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), The Killers (1964), The Art of Love (1965), The Chase (1966) and the neo-noir classic Point Blank (1967). From 1974 to 1978, Dickinson starred as Sergeant Leann "Pepper" Anderson in the NBC crime series Police Woman, for which she received Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations.

During her later career, Dickinson starred in a number of television movies and miniseries, also playing supporting roles in films such as Sabrina (1995), Pay It Forward (2000) and Big Bad Love (2001). As lead actress, she starred in the 1980 erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress.

Early life[edit]

Dickinson, the second of four daughters, was born Angeline Brown (called "Angie" by family and friends) in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Fredericka (née Hehr) and Leo Henry Brown.[1] Her family is of German descent and she was raised Roman Catholic.[2] Her father was a small-town newspaper publisher and editor, working on the Kulm Messenger and the Edgeley Mail.[3][4] In 1942, her family moved to Burbank, California, where she attended Bellarmine-Jefferson High School, graduating in 1947 at 15 years of age. The previous year, she had won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights essay contest. She studied at Glendale Community College and in 1954 graduated from Immaculate Heart College with a degree in business. Taking a cue from her publisher father, she had intended to be a writer. While a student from 1950–52, she worked as a secretary at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank (now Bob Hope Airport) and in a parts factory. She became Angie Dickinson in 1952, when she married football player Gene Dickinson.


Early career[edit]

Dickinson entered a beauty pageant in 1953 and placed second. The exposure brought her to the attention of a television industry producer, who asked her to consider a career in acting. She studied the craft and a few years later was approached by NBC to guest-star on a number of variety shows, including The Colgate Comedy Hour. She soon met Frank Sinatra, who became a lifelong friend. She later was cast as Sinatra's wife in the film Ocean's 11.

With Clint Walker in Cheyenne, around 1957

On New Year's Eve 1954, Dickinson made her television acting debut in an episode of Death Valley Days. This led to other roles in such productions as Matinee Theatre (eight episodes), Buffalo Bill Jr., City Detective, It's a Great Life (two episodes), Gray Ghost, General Electric Theater, Broken Arrow, The People's Choice (twice), Meet McGraw (twice), Northwest Passage, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Tombstone Territory, Cheyenne, and The Restless Gun.

In 1956, Dickinson was cast as Ann Drew, who slips a gun to her jailed husband, Harry (John Craven), a former associate of the Jesse James gang, in the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian. In the story line, Harry vowed never to go to prison and was shot to death while escaping.[5]

Angie Dickinson wore yellowface to play a Eurasian character in China Gate (1957)[6]

In 1957, she was cast as Amy Bender in Richard Boone's series "Have Gun-Will Travel" in the episode "A Matter of Ethics." She played the sister of a man who was killed and who wanted the murderer lynched.

In 1958, she was cast as Laura Meadows in the episode "The Deserters" of an ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, with Wayde Preston.[7] That year she also played the role of defendant Mrs. Fargo in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness."

Dickinson went on to create memorable characters in Mike Hammer, Wagon Train, and Men into Space. In 1965, she had a recurring role as Carol Tredman on NBC's Dr. Kildare. She had a memorable turn as the duplicitous murder conspirator in a 1964 episode of The Fugitive series with David Janssen and fellow guest star Robert Duvall. She was at her evil best as an unfaithful wife and bank robber in the 1958 "Wild Blue Yonder" episode of Rod Cameron's syndicated television series State Trooper. She starred in two Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes, "Captive Audience" with James Mason on Oct. 18, 1962, and "Thanatos Palace Hotel" on Feb. 1, 1965.

Dickinson's motion picture career began with a small, uncredited role in Lucky Me (1954) starring Doris Day, followed by The Return of Jack Slade (1955), Man with the Gun (1955), and Hidden Guns (1956). She had her first starring role in Gun the Man Down (1956) with James Arness, followed by the Sam Fuller cult film China Gate (1957), which depicted an early view of the Vietnam War.

Rejecting the Marilyn Monroe/Jayne Mansfield style of platinum blonde sex-symbolism because she felt it would narrow her acting options, Dickinson initially allowed studios to lighten her naturally brunette hair to only honey-blonde. She appeared early in her career mainly in B-movies or westerns, including Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957), in which she co-starred with James Garner. In the 1958 crime drama Cry Terror!, Dickinson had a supporting role opposite James Mason and Rod Steiger as a femme fatale.

Leading lady[edit]

Dickinson with John Wayne in Rio Bravo

In 1959, Dickinson's big-screen breakthrough role came in Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo, in which she played a flirtatious gambler called "Feathers" who becomes attracted to the town sheriff played by Dickinson's childhood idol John Wayne. The film co-starred Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan. When Hawks sold his personal contract with her to a major studio without her knowledge, she was unhappy. Dickinson nonetheless became one of the more prominent leading ladies of the next decade, beginning with The Bramble Bush with Richard Burton. She also took a supporting role in Ocean's 11 with friends Sinatra and Martin, released in 1960.

These were followed by a political potboiler, A Fever in the Blood (1961); a Belgian Congo-based melodrama, The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961), in which she played a missionary nurse tempted by lust; a scheming woman in Rome Adventure (1962), filmed in Italy, and the title role in Jean Negulesco's Jessica (1962) with Maurice Chevalier, in which she played a young midwife resented by the married women of the town, set in Sicily. Angie would also share the screen with friend Gregory Peck as a military nurse in the dark comedy Captain Newman, M.D. (1963).

For The Killers (1964), originally intended to be the very first made-for-television movie but released to theatres due to its violent content, Dickinson played a femme fatale opposite future U.S. President Ronald Reagan in his last movie role. Directed by Don Siegel, it was a remake of the 1946 version based on a story by Ernest Hemingway and the only film Reagan made in which he was cast as a villain. He viciously slaps Dickinson in one of the film's scenes.[8]

Dickinson co-starred in the comedy The Art of Love (1965), playing the love interest of both James Garner and Dick Van Dyke. She joined a star-studded Arthur Penn/Sam Spiegel production, The Chase (1966), along with Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, and Robert Duvall. That same year she was featured in Cast a Giant Shadow, a war story with Kirk Douglas.

Dickinson's best movie of this era was arguably John Boorman's cult classic Point Blank (1967), a lurid crime drama with Lee Marvin as a criminal betrayed by his wife and best friend and out for revenge. The film epitomized the stark urban mood of the period, and its reputation has grown through the years.

Westerns would continue to be a part of her work in the late '60s, when she starred in The Last Challenge opposite Glenn Ford, in Young Billy Young with Robert Mitchum, and in Sam Whiskey, where she gave rising star Burt Reynolds his first on-screen kiss.

In 1971, she played a lascivious substitute high school teacher in the dark comedy Pretty Maids All in a Row for director Roger Vadim and writer-producer Gene Roddenberry, in which her character seduces a sexually inexperienced student, portrayed by John David Carson, against the backdrop of a series of murders of female students at the same high school; it was a box-office failure. In 1972's The Outside Man, a French movie shot in L.A., with Jean-Louis Trintignant, directed by Jacques Deray, she plays the wife of a mobster. In 1973, she co-starred with Roy Thinnes in the supernatural thriller The Norliss Tapes, a TV movie produced and directed by Dan Curtis.

One of Dickinson's best known and most sexually provocative movie roles followed, that of the tawdry widow Wilma McClatchie from the Great Depression romp Big Bad Mama (1974) with William Shatner and Tom Skerritt. Although well into her forties at the time, she appeared nude in several scenes, which created interest in the movie and a new generation of male fans for Dickinson.

A 1966 Esquire magazine cover gained Dickinson additional fame and notoriety, her having posed in nothing but a sweater and a pair of panty hose. The photo became so iconic that, while celebrating the magazine's 70th anniversary in 2003, the Dickinson pose was recreated for the cover by Britney Spears.

Police Woman[edit]

Dickinson as Pepper Anderson, 1975 in Police Woman

Dickinson returned to the small screen in March 1974 for an episode of the critically acclaimed hit anthology series Police Story. That one guest appearance proved to be so popular that NBC offered Dickinson her own television show, which became a ground-breaking weekly series called Police Woman; it was the first successful dramatic TV series to feature a woman in the title role. At first, Dickinson was reluctant, but when producers told her she could become a household name, she accepted the role. They were right.

In the series, she played Sgt. Leann "Pepper" Anderson, an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department's Criminal Conspiracy Unit who often works undercover. The show became a hit, reaching number one in many countries in which it aired during its first year. It ran for four seasons and Dickinson would win a Golden Globe award, and receive Emmy nominations for three consecutive years.

Co-starring on the show was Earl Holliman as Sergeant Bill Crowley, Anderson's commanding officer, along with Charles Dierkop as investigator Pete Royster and Ed Bernard as investigator Joe Styles.

The series ran from 1974 to 1978. The same year the show ended, Dickinson reprised her Pepper Anderson character on the television special Ringo, co-starring with Ringo Starr and John Ritter. She also parodied the part in the 1975 and 1979 Bob Hope Christmas specials for NBC. She would do the same years later on the 1987 Christmas episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Police Woman caused a surge of applications for employment from women to police departments around the United States; journalists who have in recent years examined the inspiration for long-term female law enforcement officials to adopt this vocation as their own have been surprised by how often Dickinson's Police Woman has been referenced.[9]

Dickinson and Police Woman proved that a female lead could carry an hour-long television series, paving the way for several female-starring, hour-long TV series during the 1970s and 1980s, such as Charlie's Angels, Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman and Cagney and Lacey. In 1987, the Los Angeles Police Department awarded Dickinson an honorary doctorate, which led her to quip, "Now you can call me Doctor Pepper."

On occasion during the 1970s, Dickinson took part in the popular Dean Martin Celebrity Roast on television, and herself was the guest of honor on August 2, 1977, roasted by a dais of celebrities that included James Stewart, Orson Welles and her Police Woman series co-star Earl Holliman.

The 1980s[edit]

Having done a television series plus the mini-series Pearl (1978) about the Pearl Harbor bombing of 1941, Dickinson's career in feature films appeared to be in decline. But she returned to the big screen in Brian De Palma's erotic thriller Dressed to Kill (1980), for which she gained considerable notice, particularly for a long, silent scene in a museum before the character meets her fate. The role of Kate Miller, a sexually frustrated New York housewife, earned her a 1981 Saturn Award for Best Actress. "The performers are excellent," wrote Vincent Canby in his July 25, 1980 New York Times review, "especially Miss Dickinson."

Angie Dickinson at 61st Academy Awards 1989

She took a less substantial role in 1981's Death Hunt, reuniting her with Lee Marvin, and also appeared in Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen. Earlier that year, she had been the first choice to play the character Krystle Carrington on the television series Dynasty but, deciding she wanted to spend more time with her daughter, she turned it down; the role instead went to Linda Evans.[10] In the mid-1980s Dickinson declined the role of Sable Colby on the Dynasty spin-off, The Colbys.[11]

After nixing her own Johnny Carson-produced prospective sitcom, The Angie Dickinson Show, in 1980 after only two episodes had been shot because she did not feel she was funny enough, the private-eye series Cassie & Co. became her unsuccessful attempt at a television comeback. She then starred in several TV movies, such as One Shoe Makes It Murder (1982), Jealousy (1984), A Touch of Scandal (1984), and Stillwatch (1987). She had a pivotal role in the highly rated mini-series Hollywood Wives (1985), based on a novel by Jackie Collins.

In 1982, and again in 1986, Dickinson appeared in two of Perry Como's Christmas specials for the ABC television network, in both of which she did something she was not known to have done before: singing. The specials in which she appeared, and in which she sang songs, were Perry Como's Christmas In Paris, produced on location in Paris, France, which was transmitted on Saturday, December 18, 1982, and The Perry Como Christmas Special, produced on location in San Antonio, Texas, and transmitted on Saturday, December 6, 1986. As of early January of 2013, these two specials were not known to be available on home video.[citation needed] Dickinson later denied having sung on camera since then in an interview with Larry King conducted at the approximate time of her appearance in Duets.[episode needed]

In motion pictures, Dickinson reprised her role as Wilma McClatchie for Big Bad Mama II (1987) and completed the television movie Kojak: Fatal Flaw, in which she was reunited with Telly Savalas. She co-starred with Willie Nelson and numerous buddies in the 1988 television western Once Upon a Texas Train.

She was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards in 1989 for her contributions to western cinema.

1990s and 2000s[edit]

In the 1993 ABC miniseries Wild Palms, produced by Oliver Stone, she was the sadistic, militant sister of Senator Tony Kruetzer, played by Robert Loggia. That same year, she starred as a ruthless Montana spa owner in Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues with Uma Thurman.

In 1995, Sydney Pollack cast her as the prospective mother-in-law of Greg Kinnear in the romantic comedy Sabrina starring Harrison Ford, a remake of the Billy Wilder classic. She played Burt Reynolds' wife in the thriller The Maddening and the mother of Rick Aiello and Robert Cicchini in the National Lampoon comedy The Don's Analyst. In 1997, she seduced old flame Artie (Rip Torn) in an episode of HBO's The Larry Sanders Show called "Artie and Angie and Hank and Hercules."

Dickinson acted out the alcoholic, homeless mother of Helen Hunt's character in Pay It Forward (2000); the grandmother of Gwyneth Paltrow's character in the drama Duets (2000), and the mother of Arliss Howard's character in Big Bad Love (2001), co-starring Debra Winger.

Having appeared in the original Ocean's 11 (1960) with good friends Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, four decades later she made a brief cameo in the 2001 remake with George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

An avid poker player, during the summer of 2004 she participated in the second season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. After announcing her name, host Dave Foley said, "Sometimes, when we say 'celebrity,' we actually mean it."

Dickinson is a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Rough Rider Award.

In 1999, Playboy ranked Dickinson No. 42 on their list of the "100 Sexiest Stars of the Century." In 2002, TV Guide ranked her No. 3 on a list of the "50 Sexiest Television Stars of All Time," behind Diana Rigg and George Clooney (who tied for No. 1).

In 2009, Dickinson starred in a Hallmark Channel film, Mending Fences. It is her last screen role to date.

Personal life[edit]

With husband-composer Burt Bacharach and new child, 1966

She was married to Gene Dickinson, a former football player, from 1952 to 1960. Close friends with John Kenneth Galbraith and Catherine Galbraith, her extensive visits to them and touring when John was American Ambassador to India is amply recounted in Galbraith memoirs including Ambassador's Journal and A Life in Our Times. Dickinson kept her married name after her first divorce.

She married Burt Bacharach in 1965. They remained a married couple for 15 years, though late in their marriage, they had a period of separation where each dated other people.[12]

Their daughter, Lea Nikki, known as Nikki, arrived a year after they were married. Born three months prematurely, Nikki suffered from chronic health problems, including visual impairment; she was later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Burt composed the music of the song Nikki for their fragile young daughter, and Angie rejected many roles to focus on caring for their daughter. Nikki's parents eventually placed her at the Wilson Center, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents in Faribault, Minnesota,[13] where she remained for nine years. Later, Nikki studied geology at California Lutheran University, but her poor eyesight prevented her from pursuing a career in that field. On January 4, 2007, Nikki killed herself by suffocation in her apartment in the Ventura County suburb of Thousand Oaks. She was 40.[14][15] In a joint statement, Dickinson and Bacharach said, "She quietly and peacefully committed suicide to escape the ravages to her brain brought on by Asperger's... She loved kitties, earthquakes, glacial calving, meteor showers, science, blue skies and sunsets, and Tahiti. She was one of the most beautiful creatures created on this earth, and she is now in the white light, at peace."[13]

In a 2006 interview with NPR, Dickinson stated that she was a Democrat.[16] She supported John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1960.[17]

Awards & nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

  • 1975 – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman – Nominated
  • 1976 – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman – Nominated
  • 1977 – Best Actress in a drama Series for Police Woman – Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

  • 1960 – New Star Actress of the YearWon
  • 1975 – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police WomanWon
  • 1976 – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman – Nominated
  • 1977 – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman – Nominated
  • 1978 – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Police Woman –Nominated

Saturn Awards[edit]


  • 1987 – Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television.



Year Title Role Notes
1954 Lucky Me Party Guest Uncredited
1955 Tennessee's Partner Abby Dean
1955 The Return of Jack Slade Polly Logan
1955 Man with the Gun Kitty Uncredited
1956 Down Liberty Road Mary Short film
1956 Hidden Guns Becky Carter
1956 Tension at Table Rock Cathy
1956 Gun the Man Down Janice
1956 The Black Whip Sally Morrow
1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend Priscilla King
1957 China Gate Lucky Legs
1957 Calypso Joe Julie
1957 Run of the Arrow Yellow Moccasin Voice
1958 I Married a Woman Screen Wife
1958 Cry Terror! Eileen Kelly
1959 Rio Bravo Feathers
1960 I'll Give My Life Alice Greenway Bradford
1960 The Bramble Bush Fran
1960 Ocean's Eleven Beatrice Ocean
1961 A Fever in the Blood Cathy Simon
1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade Rachel Cade
1962 Jessica Jessica Brown Visconti
1962 Rome Adventure Lyda Kent
1963 Captain Newman, M.D. Lt. Francie Corum
1964 The Killers Sheila Farr
1965 The Art of Love Laurie Gibson
1966 The Chase Ruby Calder
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow Emma Marcus
1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower Linda Benson
1967 Point Blank Chris
1967 The Last Challenge Lisa Denton
1969 Sam Whiskey Laura Breckenridge
1969 Some Kind of a Nut Rachel Amidon
1969 Young Billy Young Lily Beloit
1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row Miss Betty Smith
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Dr. Layle Johnson
1972 The Outside Man Jackie Kovacs
1974 Big Bad Mama Wilma McClatchie
1979 L'homme en colère Karen
1980 Klondike Fever Belinda McNair
1980 Dressed to Kill Kate Miller
1981 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Dragon Queen
1981 Death Hunt Vanessa McBride
1987 Big Bad Mama II Wilma McClatchie
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Miss Adrian
1995 Sabrina Ingrid Tyson
1996 The Maddening Georgina Scudder
1996 The Sun, the Moon and the Stars Abbie McGee
2000 The Last Producer Poker Player Cameo
2000 Duets Blair
2001 Pay It Forward Grace
2001 Big Bad Love Mrs. Barlow
2001 Ocean's Eleven Boxing Spectator Cameo
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building Bobette


Year Title Role Notes
1954 I Led 3 Lives Comrade Margaret Episode: "Asylum"
1954 The Mickey Rooney Show Receptionist Episode: "The Executive"
1954 Death Valley Days Salina Harris 3 episodes
1955 City Detective Cigarette Girl Episode: "The Perfect Disguise"
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. Anna Louise Beaumont Episode: "The Death of Johnny Ringo"
1955 Matinee Theatre 7 episodes
1955 It's a Great Life Myra Episode: "The Raffle Ticket"
1956 General Electric Theater Shaw Episode: "Try to Remember"
1956 It's a Great Life Rita Moore Episode: "The Voice"
1956 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Ann Drew Episode: "One of Jesse's Gang"
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars Bertha Episode: "Mr. Thompson"
1956 Four Star Playhouse Episode: "The Rites of Spring"
1956 The Millionaire Jane Carr / Janice Corwin Episode: "Millionaire Jane Carr"
1956 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Ann Episode: "Always the Best Man"
1956 Broken Arrow Terry Weaver Episode: "The Conspirators"
1957 The Gray Ghost Edie Page Episode: "Point of Honor"
1957 Gunsmoke Rose Daggit Episode: "War Party"
1957 Alcoa Theatre Mrs. Garron Episode: "Circumstantial"
1957 Have Gun - Will Travel Amy Bender Episode: "A Matter of Ethics"
1956-1957 The Lineup Doris Collins 3 episodes
1957 M Squad Hazel McLean Episode: "Diamond Hard"
1957 Meet McGraw Mary Gaan Episode: "Tycoon"
1957 Meet McGraw Lisa Parish Episode: "McGraw in Reno"
1958 The Restless Gun Evelyn Niemack Episode: "Imposter for a Day"
1958 Perry Mason Marian Gallagher Episode: "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness"
1958 The Bob Cummings Show Milly Episode: "Bob and Automation"
1958 Tombstone Territory Dolores Episode: "Geronimo"
1958 State Trooper Betty Locke Episode: "Wild Green Yonder"
1958 Colt .45 Laura Meadows Episode: "The Deserters"
1958 Studio 57 Episode: "Gambler's Luck"
1958 The People's Choice Geraldine Gibson Hexley Episodes: "Rollo Makes Good" and "Rollo's Wedding"
1958 Mike Hammer Lucille Hart Episode: "Letter Edged in Blackmail"
1958 Mike Hammer Rita Patten Episode: "Look at the Old Man Go"
1958 Target Betty Nelson Episode: "Unreasonable Doubt"
1958 Northwest Passage Rose Carver Episode: "The Bound Women"
1958 Man with a Camera Norma Delgado Episode: "Closeup on Violence"
1959 Wagon Train Clara Duncan Episode: "The Clara Duncan Story"
1959 Men Into Space Mary McCauley Episode: "Moon Probe"
1960 Lock Up Betty Nelson Episode: "Sentenced to Die"
1962 Checkmate Karen Vale Episode: "Remembrance of Crimes Past"
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Janet West Episode: "Captive Audience"
1962 The Dick Powell Show Judy Maxwell Episode: "No Strings Attached"
1964 The Fisher Family Helen Episode: "Bright Shadows"
1965 The Fugitive Norma Sessions Episode: "Brass Ring"
1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise Ruth Paris Pilot
1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Ariane Shaw Episode: "Thanatos Palace Hotel"
1965 Dr. Kildare Carol Tredman 3 episodes
1966 The Virginian Annie Carlson Episode: "Ride to Delphi"
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Christina Episode: "And Baby Makes Five"
1968 A Case of Libel Anita Corcoran Television film
1970 The Love War Sandy Television film
1971 Thief Jean Melville Television film
1971 The Man and the City Charlene Episode: "Running Scared"
1971 See the Man Run Joanne Taylor Television film
1972 Ghost Story Carol Finney Episode: "Creatures of the Canyon"
1973 The Norliss Tapes Ellen Sterns Cort Television film
1973 Hec Ramsey Sarah Detweiler Episode: "The Detroit Connection"
1974 Pray for the Wildcats Nancy McIlvain Television film
1974 Police Story Lisa Episode: "The Gamble"
1977 A Sensitive, Passionate Man Marjorie 'Margie' Delaney Television film
1974-1978 Police Woman Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson Series regular, 91 episodes
1978 Ringo Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson Television film
1978 Overboard Lindy Garrison Television film
1978 Pearl Midge Forrest Miniseries
1979 The Suicide's Wife Diana Harrington Television film
1981 Dial M for Murder Margot Wendice Television film
1982 Cassie & Co. Cassie Holland Series regular, 13 episodes
1982 One Shoe Makes It Murder Fay Reid Television film
1984 Jealousy Georgia / Laura / Ginny Television film
1984 A Touch of Scandal Katherine Gilvey Television film
1984 Hollywood Wives Sadie LaSalle Miniseries
1987 Stillwatch Abigail Winslow Television film
1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings Officer Anne Cavanaugh Television film
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train Maggie Hayes Television film
1989 Fire and Rain Beth Mancini Television film
1989 Prime Target Sgt. Kelly Mulcahaney Television film
1991 Empty Nest Jackie Sheridan Episode: "Almost Like Being in Love"
1991 Kojak: Fatal Flaw Carolyn Payton Television film
1992 Treacherous Crossing Beverly Thomas Television film
1993 Wild Palms Josie Ito Miniseries
1993 Daddy Dearest Mrs. Winters Episode: "Mother Love"
1996 Remembrance Margaret Fullerton Television film
1997 Deep Family Secrets Rénee Chadway Television film
1997 The Don's Analyst Victoria Leoni Television film
1997 Diagnosis Murder Capt. Cynthia Pike Episode: "Murder Blues"
1997 Ellen Betsy Episode: "G.I. Ellen"
1997 George & Leo Sheila Smith Episode: "The Witness"
1999 Sealed with a Kiss Lucille Ethridge Television film
2004 Judging Amy Evelyn Worth Episode: "Catching It Early"
2009 Mending Fences Ruth Hanson Television film


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