Early life. Dickinson, the second of four daughters, was born Angeline Brown (called "Angie" by family and friends) on September 30, , in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Fredericka (née Hehr) and Leo Henry Brown. Her family was of German descent and she was raised Roman Catholic. Her father was a small-town newspaper publisher and editor, working on the Kulm Messenger and the Edgeley.
In , a sexy young bombshell named Angie Dickinson snuck out of her secretarial job to enter a beauty contest. Showbiz folks were awestruck — that crooked smile and those endless legs — she came in second, but ended up on television, divorced and canoodling with Frank Sinatra.
Sep 01, · In the early '90s I was with a group of my students at the Metropolitan Museum and one of them spotted Angie Dickinson (I loved that she even knew who she was!).