Veronica Lake

Birth Name: Veronica Lake
Born: 11/14/1919
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Died: 07/07/1973

Born Constance Ockelman in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 14, 1919, Lake lost her father, oil company employee Harry Ockelman, when she was 12. Her mother, also named Constance, married Anthony Keane a year later, causing the family to move several times over the next few years. The diminutive teenager - legendarily standing only 4'11" - blossomed into a beauty in her teenage years. After gaining some fame in beauty pageants in Florida, she and her parents relocated to Beverly Hills, CA, enrolling Lake in the Bliss Hayden School of Acting in Hollywood. Her big break happened almost immediately. After signing with RKO, she made her film debut in John Farrow's romantic drama, "Sorority House" (1939), i...

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