Veronica Lake Biography
Veronica Lake was first exposed in acting when she was cast in a school play during her primary school. Since then, she had learned to love this craft. When her family moved Beverly Hills in 1938, Veronica's mother enrolled her to Bliss Hayden School of Acting in Hollywood. Not long after, the young and sexy Miss Lake landed a role in the movie Sorority House in 1939. Although her role in this movie was small, it did launch her career in the world of films. This movie was closely followed by two more roles in All Women Have Secret and Dancing Coed both in 19339. In 1940, Veronica Lake did another two films called Young as You Feel and Forty Little Mothers.
However, this hot actress' big break did not come until she was cast in a 1941 movie called I Wanted Wings going under the name Veronica Lake already. Because of the success of I Wanted Wings, the Paramount studio cast Miss Lake to star in anther two movies called Hold Back the Dawn and Sullivan's Travel both in 1941. Her career was on a role and she became one of the top paid actresses of her time. Veronica would later star on the hot movie This Gun for Hire in 1942, which became a huge success in Hollywood. Her fans thought that anything this actress touched turns to gold. In 1943, she did another blockbuster film called So Proudly We Hail; not knowing that this will be her last blockbuster. Her succeeding films like The Hour before the Dawn, Hold that Blonde, Out of this World and Miss Susie Slagle's were a big flap in theaters. There were many still many come back films and short films that followed, but Miss Lake never got the same success like she had in her first few films.
Veronica Lake had many relationships the shortest of whom was with Robert Carleton-Munro, which ended when she died with hepatitis in 1973 at the age of 53. Veronica was lived by her sons William, Andre Michaels, and daughters Elaine and Diana. However, she received her Hollywood walk of fame star before she died.