Veronica Lake (I) (1922–1973)
Born: November 14, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 7, 1973 (age 50) in Burlington, Vermont, USA
Married to: Robert Carleton-Munro (29 May 1972 – 7 July 1973) (her death)
Joseph Allen McCarthy (28 August 1955 – 1959) (divorced)
André De Toth (13 December 1944 – 2 June 1952) (divorced) (2 children)
John S. Detlie (25 September 1940 – 2 December 1943) (divorced) (2 children)
You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.
I will have one of the cleanest obits of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair.
I wasn’t a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie.
[1970, reflecting on her career] I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s the little things that matter. I’m no longer interested in doing what’s expected of me. I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.
Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.
[on Alan Ladd] Alan Ladd was a marvelous person in his simplicity. In so many ways we were kindred spirits. We both were professionally conceived through Hollywood’s search for box office and the types to insure the box office. And we were both little people. Alan wasn’t as short as most people believe. It was true that in certain films Alan would climb a small platform or the girl worked in a slit trench. We had no such problems together.
[on Paulette Goddard] It was her honesty I liked.
[on Marlon Brando] Our romance was short but sweet. He was on the dawn of a brilliant film career, and I was in the twilight of one. Of course, my career could never compare with his.