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December 12, 2017

Veronica Lake: The Peek-a-Boo Girl of the 1940s

Born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman in the New York City borough of Brooklyn in 1922, American film, stage, and television actress Veronica Lake was well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. She won both popular and critical acclaim for her role in Sullivan's Travels and for femme fatale roles in film noirs with Alan Ladd during the 1940s.

Lake's career had begun to decline by the late 1940s, in part due to her alcoholism. She made only one film in the 1950s but appeared in several guest-starring roles on television. She returned to the screen in 1966 with a role in the film Footsteps In the Snow, but the role failed to revitalize her career.

Lake released her memoirs, Veronica: The Autobiography of Veronica Lake, in 1970. She used the money she made from the book to finance a low-budget horror film Flesh Feast. It was her final onscreen role.

Lake died in July 1973 from hepatitis and acute kidney injury at the age of 50.

These glamorous pictures that captured portrait of Veronica Lake in the 1940s.



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