Veronica Lake

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Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake still.jpg
circa 1942
Constance Frances Marie Ockelman

(1922-11-14)November 14, 1922
DiedJuly 7, 1973(1973-07-07) (aged 50)
Cause of deathHepatitis and acute renal failure
Other namesConstance Keane, Connie Keane
Years active1939–1970
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[1] – July 7, 1973) was an American movie actress and pin-up model.[2] 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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  1. U.S. Census, April 1, 1930, State of Washington, County of Kings, enumeration district 1657, page 8-B, family 151, Constance Ockelman (sic), age 7 years, born in Seattle. Her father, Harry Ockelman, Jr., is listed as unmarried in the 1920 U.S. Census of Pennsylvania.
  2. Obituary Variety, July 11, 1973, page 63.