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Dakota Datebook "Angie Dickinson"


September 30, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019 — Today is the birthday of legendary actress Angie Dickinson. Her given name was Angeline Brown, but the name for which she is better known came from her first husband, semi-pro football player Gene Dickinson.

Angie was born in Kulm, in southeast North Dakota, where her father ran the Kulm Messenger. The family also lived in nearby Edgeley. Once a week, their father ran movies, and Angie developed an early fascination with stardom. It was her father’s drinking problem that inadvertently led to her acting career when Angie’s mother picked up the family and moved them to...

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