Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake

American actress
Date of Birth: 14.11.1922
Country: USA

Biography of Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake, born Francis Constance Marie Ockelman, was an American actress who was particularly popular in the 1940s. She was born on November 14, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Her father, who was Irish, worked for an oil company. When Veronica turned one year old, her family moved to Florida. However, five years later, her parents returned to Brooklyn in hopes of starting a new life. Unfortunately, in 1932, when Veronica was just nine years old, her father died in an industrial explosion in Philadelphia. About a year after her husband's death, Veronica's mother, Constance Charlotte Trimble, remarried Anthony Keane, a family friend. Veronica was sent to a Catholic boarding school in Montreal, Canada. The young girl disliked the school and longed to escape its walls. When her family moved to Miami, Florida, Veronica attended a middle school where she stood out not only for her high activity level but also for her beauty. In 1938, the future actress moved with her mother and stepfather to Beverly Hills, California, where she enrolled in the Bliss-Hayden School of Acting and began to learn the intricacies of the craft. Veronica's first appearance on screen, in a minor role, happened in 1939 in the film "Sorority House." After that, the aspiring actress appeared in "All Women Have Secrets" and "Dancing Co-Ed."
In 1940, the actress married art director John Detlie and soon gave birth to their daughter, Elaine Detlie, who was born on August 21, 1941. Shortly before this momentous event in the couple's life, Veronica managed to attract the attention of film fans by appearing in the comedy film "Forty Little Mothers."
In 1941, the real breakthrough in the actress's career came when she starred in the film "I Wanted Wings," which became popular and beloved by audiences. She was now seen as a truly talented, witty, and intelligent actress.
The Second World War had an impact on the actress's life, as she did not support the Nazi regime. Nevertheless, she continued to thrive in her career. Veronica was popular, and her fees were astronomical.
Her acting life was remarkable. The actress passed away from hepatitis and acute kidney failure in the summer of 1973.

Veronica Lake

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