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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

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Also Known As: Died: July 7, 1973
Born: November 14, 1919 Cause of Death: hepatitis
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Lake Placid NY and Miami FL
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Won third prize in a beauty contest; encouraged by her mother, she moved to Hollywood in 1938
1939:
Made film debut in "All Women Have Secrets"
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Was known as Constance or Connie Keane during her first few years in Hollywood; used stepfather's surname
1941:
Changed name to Veronica Lake
1941:
Achieved star status in "I Wanted Wings"
1942:
Co-starred with Alan Ladd for the first time in "This Gun for Hire"
1942:
Performed "A Sweater, a Sarong, and a Peekaboo Bang" with Paulette Goddard and Dorothy Lamour in Paramount's all-star review, "Star Spangled Rhythm"; Lake's vocal dubbed by Martha Mears
1946:
Made headlines when husband Andre De Toth assaulted 20 year old Seward Hewitt, a fan who tried to stroke Lake's famous locks
1947:
Loaned out to United Artists; acted in film directed by De Toth, "Ramrod"
1948:
Made last film under Paramount contract, "Isn't It Romantic?"
1949:
De Toth arranged for her to play second lead in his 20th Century Fox production, "Slattery's Hurricane"
1950:
Made television debut in CBS drama, "Shadow of the Heart"
1951:
Journeyed to Mexico to star in independent, low-budget film, "Stronghold", released in 1952
1951:
Lake and De Toth declared voluntary bankruptcy; $120,000 home sold at auction
1951:
Made stage debut in Atlanta in "The Voice of the Turtle" opposite Carl Betz
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Stage work in 1950s included road tour of "Peter Pan" and stock productions of "The Gramercy Ghost", "Remains to Be Seen", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", and "I Am a Camera"
1959:
Endured three years of professional inactivity; plagued by problems with children and several physical accidents
1962:
Discovered by reporter working as a barmaid in the Martha Washington Hotel, New York
1962:
Accepted offer of WJZ-TV in Baltimore to host their Saturday evening movie show
1962:
Named an innocent dupe in real-estate scam by New York State Attorney General's Office
1965:
Arrested for public drunkenness in Galveston TX
1966:
Returned to film acting in Canadian "Footsteps in the Snow"
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Began working off-Broadway and in stock, then settled in England, where she appeared in "Madame Chairman" and "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1970:
Acted in last film (also co-produced), "Flesh Feast"

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