Thursday, November 17, 2016

Veronica Lake

    So I've got a lot going on right now between, family health issues and work. So I'm going to post a bunch of stuff that's been pilling up on the harddrive, and languishing in drafts. I have done a bunch for the Twilight 2000 hack. But it's not remotely ready for prime time. So in the meantime Veronica Lake.

    Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an American film, stage, and television actress. Lake won both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her role in Sullivan's Travels and for her femme fatale roles in film noirs with Alan Ladd, during the 1940s. She was also well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. By the late 1940s however, Lake's career had begun to decline in part due to her alcoholism. She made only one film in the 1950s but appeared in several guest-starring roles on television. She returned to the screen in 1966 with a role in the film Footsteps In the Snow, but the role failed to revitalize her career.

    Lake released her memoirs, Veronica: The Autobiography of Veronica Lake, in 1970. She used the money she made from the book to finance a low-budget horror film Flesh Feast. It was her final onscreen role. Lake died in July 1973 from hepatitis and acute kidney injury at the age of 50.


1939Sorority HouseCoedUncredited, alternative title: That Girl from College
1939The Wrong RoomThe Attorney's New BrideCredited as Connie Keane
1939Dancing Co-EdOne of Couple on MotorcycleUncredited
Alternative title: Every Other Inch a Lady
1939All Women Have SecretsJaneCredited as Constance Keane
1940Young as You FeelBit partCredited as Constance Keane
1940Forty Little MothersGranville girlUncredited
1941I Wanted WingsSally VaughnFirst featured role
1941Hold Back the DawnMovie ActressUncredited
1941Sullivan's TravelsThe GirlDirected by Preston Sturges
1942This Gun for HireEllen GrahamFirst film with Alan Ladd
1942The Glass KeyJanet HenryWith Alan Ladd
1942I Married a WitchJenniferDirected by Rene Clair
1942Star Spangled RhythmHerselfOne of a number of Paramount stars making cameos
1943So Proudly We Hail!Lt. Olivia D'Arcy
1944The Hour Before the DawnDora Bruckmann
1945Bring on the GirlsTeddy Collins
1945Out of This WorldDorothy Dodge
1945Duffy's TavernHerselfOne of a number of Paramount stars making cameos
1945Hold That BlondeSally Martin
1946Miss Susie Slagle'sNan Rogers
1946The Blue DahliaJoyce HarwoodWith Alan Ladd
1947RamrodConnie DickasonDirected by her then-husband André De Toth; first film made outside Paramount since becoming a star
1947Variety GirlHerselfOne of a number of Paramount stars making cameos
1948SaigonSusan CleaverLast film with Alan Ladd
1948The Sainted SistersLetty Stanton
1948Isn't It Romantic?Candy Cameron
1949Slattery's HurricaneDolores GreavesDirected by André de Toth
1951StrongholdMary Stevens
1966Footsteps In the SnowTherese
1970Flesh FeastDr. Elaine FrederickAlternative title: Time is Terror

1950Your Show of ShowsHerself - Guest PerformerEpisode #2.11
1950Lights OutMercy DeviceEpisode: "Beware This Woman"[51]
1950–1953Lux Video TheatreVarious3 episodes
1951Somerset Maugham TV TheatreValerieEpisode: "The Facts of Life"
1952Celanese TheatreAbby FaneEpisode: "Brief Moment"
1952Tales of TomorrowPaulaEpisode: "Flight Overdue"
1952Goodyear Television PlayhouseJudy "Leni" HowardEpisode: "Better Than Walking"
1953DangerEpisode: "Inside Straight"
1954Broadway Television TheatreNancy WillardEpisode: "The Gramercy Ghost"

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