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Angie Dickinson talks Sinatra, Burt Bacharach

Orlando Sentinel logoOrlando Sentinel 2/23/2019 Hal Boedeker
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“CBS Sunday Morning” offers the chance to catch up with old favorites, and this weekend’s edition talks to Angie Dickinson, 87.

Fans remember her for “Rio Bravo,” the 1959 Western with John Wayne for which she won a Golden Globe as most promising female newcomer. Her other films include “Ocean’s 11” (1960), “Point Blank” (1967), “Big Bad Mama” (1974) and “Dressed to Kill” (1980).

Angie Dickinson talking on a cell phone © NBC

Dickinson’s most famous role may be as Sgt. Pepper Anderson in “Police Woman” (1974-78). She won a Golden Globe for that role and collected three Emmy nominations. She also acted in the miniseries “Pearl” (1978), “Hollywood Wives” (1985) and “Wild Palms” (1993).

Angie Dickinson smiling for the camera © CBS Sunday Morning

On “CBS This Morning,” though, the personal stands out in a preview. She frankly discusses her relationships with “Ocean’s 11” co-star Frank Sinatra and ex-husband Burt Bacharach. She talks to Mo Rocca at 9 a.m. Sunday.

How serious was it with Sinatra?

“We got very close to getting married in 1964,” she says.

But Sinatra didn’t want to marry an actress, Dickinson adds. “And I said, ‘Well, I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody,’” Dickinson says. “And I actually didn’t want to marry him. So, I didn’t want him to ask me to marry him. Because I didn’t want to say no to Frank Sinatra.”

Dickinson discusses her career, the #MeToo movement and her tumultuous marriage to composer Bacharach.

“He never loved me, I can tell you that right now — the way one loves,” she says of Bacharach. “He loved in his own way, which is not too good. And, so, he had no respect for me.”

As for her own feelings, Dickinson confides, “Yeah, I liked him a lot.”

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