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Angie Dickinson Opens Up About Relationship with Frank Sinatra and Decision Not to Marry

Angie Dickinson, the iconic ’50s actress, reminisces about her time working with the Rat Pack in the classic film “Ocean’s 11” and her close relationship with the legendary Frank Sinatra.

As she prepares to kick off the TCM Classic Film Festival with a screening of her 1959 movie “Rio Bravo,” Dickinson reflects on the past and the romance that almost was between her and Sinatra.

Describing Sinatra as an extraordinary yet complex man, Dickinson reveals that they contemplated marriage in 1964 but ultimately decided against it.

Despite their deep connection, she felt hesitant to take on the challenges that would come with being Mrs. Sinatra.

While acknowledging Sinatra’s charm and allure, Dickinson also expresses her admiration for his ex-wife Nancy, whom she held in high regard.

The bond between the two women added another layer to Dickinson’s decision not to pursue a romantic relationship with Sinatra.

After Sinatra, Dickinson went on to marry songwriter Burt Bacharach in 1965, a union that lasted until 1981.

Despite the challenges they faced, Dickinson cherishes the memories of their time together.

Recalling her time on set with the Rat Pack, Dickinson fondly remembers her friendship with Dean Martin and his wife.

She shares anecdotes about Martin’s comedic nature and the genuine bond they shared both on and off screen.

Working alongside John Wayne in “Rio Bravo” was a memorable experience for Dickinson, who admits feeling nervous acting opposite the Hollywood legend.

Despite the pressure, she appreciates Wayne’s patience and professionalism throughout the filming process.

Reflecting on her Hollywood career, Dickinson embraces the title of a s** symbol and recalls her collaborations with leading men like Richard Burton, Ronald Reagan, and Marlon Brando.

Each experience brought its own set of challenges and rewards, shaping Dickinson’s journey in the entertainment industry.

Transitioning to television, Dickinson found success as Sgt.

Pepper Anderson in “Police Woman,” a role that resonated with audiences and inspired women across the country.

Despite the demands of starring in a series, Dickinson values the impact she may have had as a role model for aspiring female officers.

Looking back on her life and career, Dickinson humorously offers advice to her younger self: “Stay out of trouble and don’t get old.”

Her candid reflections on love, fame, and the golden era of Hollywood paint a vivid picture of a remarkable woman who navigated the complexities of show business with grace and resilience.