Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach

Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach

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(15 May 1965 - 4 August 1981) (divorced) (1 child)

Her daughter (with Burt Bacharach), Nikki Bacharach, (July 2, 1966 - died at age 40 on January 4, 2007, of suicide in Ventura County, California. She was born prematurely in 1966 and battled Asperger`s disorder, a form of autism.

Late November 64 she and Richard Gully are among the guests at Arthur Cameron’s dinner at the Bistro to honor columnist Bert Bacharach and his wife Irma. Others are Elizabeth Allen, Kathie Browne, Sonja Henie and Niels Onstad, Dee Hartford Hawks and Efrem Zimbalist.

15 May 65 at 3:30 a.m., she marries New York composer and ace songwriter Burt F. Bacharach at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. He’s 37; she’s 33. The brief and simple ceremony is performed by the Reverend James Whitehead. Best man is actor David Nelson; his wife, June Blair, is the bridesmaid. Charles K. Feldman attends, too. They don’t announce plans for the honeymoon. Angie is “scheduled to report for work Monday at Columbia Studios, where she is playing Marlon Brando’s wife in The Chase.”

16 May 65 she and Bacharach honeymoon in Palm Springs

October 65 Earl Wilson reports from New York: “Angie Dickinson flew in from Nice to spend a few days with her bridegroom Burt Bacharach...”

2 July 1966 her daughter, Lea Nikki, is born at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood three months prematurely. She weighs less than two pounds.

September 67 the Bacharachs look for a New York apartment. “They’ll be here three months while he composes the score for The Apartment...”

September 67 the Bacharachs look for a New York apartment. “They’ll be here three months while he composes the score for The Apartment...”

October 67 she and her baby go to New York where her husband works for Marlene Dietrich
she and her husband are among the celebrity guests at the opening of the Subterranean Esplanade, the underground garage of Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall

Early December 67 bursts into tears at the March of Dimes “Men of the Year” dinner for Bert and Burt Bacharach when asked about her daughter, “who was ill but is now very healthy”
December 67 is expected to stay with Bacharach in New York until February

April 68 she and Bacharach are among the guests at Richard Gully’s party at the Bistro to fete the de Vogues. Denise and Vincente Minnelli, Caroline and Stuart Whitman, Baron Raadewitz and Nancy Kovack, and Jill St. John attend, too.

October 68 flies to New York to be with her husband who’s out of the hospital after a pneumonia siege
she and Bacharach charter a bus to haul a premiere party to their new Dover House in Westbury, Long Island

July 70 her daughter celebrates her fourth birthday. Bacharach sings for her “A House Is Not A Home.”
November 70 the press tells that the Bacharachs prove that “a couple of sex symbols can live happily together”
December 70 she and Bacharach move into a spacious house in Beverly Hills

June 72 takes a few days off from her starring role in The Outside Man to accompany her husband to Montreal
73 the failure of Lost Horizon, for which he composed the music, puts a stop to Bacharach’s career

12 September 76 the Bacharachs separate

77 she and Bacharach reunite in Las Vegas

October 77 columnist Marilyn Beck reports that “Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach want us to know their relationship has warmed up again - and that, if things continue at the present rate, it won’t be long before they’re back together as man and wife....”

19 November 80 files for divorce from Bacharach in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. She seeks only custody and child support for their 14-year-old daughter, Nikki.

81 her divorce from Bacharach becomes final. Bacharach will marry composer Carole Bayer Sager in April 1982.
c. 81 her daughter is hospitalized by Bacharach and will spend the next ten years in a psychiatric hospital in Minnesota
Commenced Dating
November 1964
16 May 1965
September 1976
4 August 1981
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Date of Birth

Lea Nikki  Female

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Burt Bacharach was married to Angie Dickinson. They started dating in November, 1964. They were married on 16th May, 1965. After 16 years of marriage they separated in September, 1976, and divorced on 4th August, 1981. They had 1 child, Lea Nikki, their daughter, is 49 years old.

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