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Constance Frances Marie Ockelman
November 14, 1922
|Died||July 7, 1973
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
|Cause of death||Hepatitis and acute renal failure|
|Other names||Constance Keane, Connie Keane|
|Spouse(s)||John S. Detlie (m. 1940–1943, divorced; 2 children)
André De Toth (m. 1944–1952, divorced; 2 children)
Joseph A. McCarthy (m. 1955–1959, divorced)
Robert Carleton-Munro (1972–1973; her death)
Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an American movie actress and pin-up model. She was well liked by both audiences and critics. Lake is most notably known for her role in Sullivan's Travels and for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s. These include This Gun for Hire. Lake had bad marriages. At the end of her career, she had problems with mental illness and alcoholism. She was born in Brooklyn. Her father was of Irish and Danish ancestry.
Paramount Pictures had Lake under contract.
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Lake in her first starring role, opposite Joel McCrea in Sullivan's Travels (1941)
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