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This Gun For... Veronica Lake stars in this adaptation of a classic noir novel by Graham Greene.... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

So Proudly We... Academy Award winner Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake star... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Sullivan's... This was only the third film from writer/director Preston Sturges, but it may be... more info $39.95was $39.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Connie Keane,Constance Keane,Constance Frances Marie Ockleman,Constance Keane Died: July 7, 1973
Born: November 14, 1919 Cause of Death: hepatitis
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor barmaid
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An icy blonde whose trademark hairstyle - a cascade of golden tresses that obscured one heavy-lidded eye - remained among the enduring images of Hollywood glamour, Veronica Lake was for a time, one of the most popular and sought-after actresses in motion pictures. She starred in a handful of features that, though the years, earned legendary status, including the film noirs, "This Gun for Hire" (1942) and "The Blue Dahlia" (1946), as well as the smart comedies, "Sullivan's Travels" (1941) and "I Married a Witch" (1942). She also motivated a generation of women to imitate her cool sexuality and chic style, at the same time, causing an equal number of men - particularly fighting WWII G.I.s - to fall for her. Unfortunately, her success was short-lived, her star fizzling under the weight of personal tragedies, gossip and metal illness. Despite her fall from grace, Lake stood the test of time as a Tinseltown icon, inspiring tribute in songs, literature, and movies - most notably Kim Basinger's Academy Award-winning turn in "L.A. Confidential" (1997), as a prostitute whose glacial beauty is modeled after Lake.

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