Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"I dress for women and I undress for men." Angie Dickinson



Angie Dickinson had an awesome career but she is best know for the groundbreaking TV show Police Woman back in the 70's - the first successful hour long drama with a woman in the title role. Here are some quotes from Angie...

In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers, the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming. It was subtle, but you knew what happened. Give me a towel and some blankets any day!
Angie Dickinson

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
Angie Dickinson

Without Police Woman I wouldn't have had a career. The show started about the same time the women's movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow. Angie Dickinson

This one is HILARIOUS! -
When I started shooting "Police Woman" (1974), someone asked me if I had ever played a sleuth before. I said, "Yes, many times". I thought they were asking me if I had ever played a slut. I didn`t know what a sleuth was. Angie Dickinson

1 comment:

marianne said...

I loved that show. Her character's name was Pepper if I remember correctly. But I think she was preceded by Honey West who was a female detetive who always dressed in black.