VERONICA LAKE Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Veronica Lake (14 November 1919 - 7 July 1973) was a popular American film actress, most famous during the 1940s. She was born in Brooklyn, New York with the name Constance Frances Marie Ockleman.


Lake popularized an iconic hairstyle, with one of her eyes always obscured by her blonde hair. During World War II she changed her trademark hairstyle to get her hair out of her eyes as a publicity move to encourage women working at war industries to adopt more practical hairstyles.


Her noted movies included Sullivan’s Travels, This Gun for Hire , and The Blue Dahlia. She also co-produced and starred in 1970’s Flesh Feast , an infamous low-budget horror film that was to be her swan song.


Veronica Lake died of hepatitis in Burlington, Vermont at the age of 53.