Gene Dickinson

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Former Footballer
Mon Nov 07 2022
By   Yubik-22

Gene Dickinson is an American football player who is in the limelight for being the ex-husband of Angie Dickinson. His ex-wife Angie is a renowned American actress who has been appearing in TV series and movies since 1950

Moving on to Dickinson and his ex-wife Angie's relationship, they began as lovers and married after dating for ten months. However, their beautiful married life lasted for a short time as the former duo parted ways within seven years of marriage.

So, what was the reason for their split? Here in this article, you will learn the reason behind the separation of Dickinson from his wife, Angie. Also, look closely at his personal and professional life in detail. 

About Dickinson's Family & Early Life 

No surprise that Gene is a secretive person who does not like his personal details to be public. As a result, he has not disclosed his parents' identities. Also, his birth date and place are a mystery. 

Early Picture of Gene Dickinson's ex-wife Angie Dickinson
Early Picture of Gene Dickinson's ex-wife Angie Dickinson (Image Source:

However, his ex-wife Angie is the daughter of Frederica Brown, a TV actress, and Leo Henry Brown, a newspaper editor. She came into this materialistic world on September 30, 1931, in Kulm, North Dakota, United States. 

Talking about her childhood, she had a wonderful childhood because of her well-to-do parents. Once in an interview, she even stated that she had a great childhood experience with her family.

Started His Career As A Footballer

Before being a celebrity husband, Dickinson was a professional football player. He used to be known for his football skills. However, for some reason, he announced his retirement. 

Yes, he soon retired from football after marrying his then-girlfriend. When asked about his shocking news of retirement, he always remains quiet. Henceforth, there are significantly fewer talks about his football career. 

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Had An Amazing Married Life 

Well, Gene Dickinson gained fame and recognization after marrying an American actress Angie. The former duo exchanged their vows on June 2, 1952, in the presence of their family members and close friends. 

Gene Dickinson and his former wife Angie Dickinson
Gene Dickinson and his former wife Angie Dickinson (Image Source:

Unfortunately, their marriage did not last, and within a decade, the married duo announced their separation. They officially got divorced in 1960 after having long court battles. This heartbreaking news shocked the whole world as they used to be taken as an example of true love.

(Fun Fact: Dickinson and Angie never had a child throughout their seven years of marriage. Well, they do not share any children.)

Dickinson Faced Betrayal In His Marriage

As per various online tabloids, Angie was the one who made the marriage unsuccessful. She cheated on Dickinson multiple times, which led them to divorce. Infidelity issues rocked the former duo's wedding. 

Yes, you heard it right; Dickinson's then-girlfriend Angie had affairs with Frank Sinatra (ex-boyfriend of Tiffany Bolling ) and John F. Kennedy throughout her marriage. After learning about his wife's affairs, he filed for a divorce, which became successful in 1960

However, Angie still denies the allegations mentioned above. In fact, according to her, Dickinson cheated on her and failed to have a happy married life. 

What Is Gene Dickinson's Current Martial Status?

Besides his professional career and bitter past, nothing about his personal life is in the media. He seems to be very protective and secretive about his private affair. So, it is hard to say whether Dickinson is married a second time. 

However, there is a possibility that he may be single after his divorce from Angie. Since 1960, he has not been spotted with any girls, which makes us believe he is currently single.

Angie Dickinson and her former husband Burt Bacharach
Angie Dickinson and her former husband Burt Bacharach (Image Source: eBay)

Talking about Dickinson's ex-wife, Angie moved on and married Burt Bacharach, an American singer and composer. They got the tied knot on May 15, 1965. However, this relationship could not go further and ended after sixteen years of marriage. 

Burt got separated from Angie on August 4, 1981, leaving behind her daughter Lea Nikki Bacharach. Angie is living her solo life with her beautiful daughter, Lea.

Is Gene Dickinson A Millionaire?

While researching on several online portals, we could not find Dickison's net worth since he is yet o reveal it. But, it is sure that his football career probably assisted him in making a massive fortune. 

Furthermore, the scenario becomes different regarding his former wife's net worth. She is undoubtedly a millionaire who has amassed a massive fortune of $25 million earned through her successful acting and modeling career.

Body Measurements: Height & Weight 

Dickinson has maintained his body to be healthy and fit. Despite being much older, he still looks young, which US people admire the most. He has fair skin, impressive blue eyes, and white hair. Moreover, he is almost bald as he has a tiny amount of hair. 

An Intense Selfie of Gene Dickinson
An Intense Selfie of Gene Dickinson (Image Source: News-Topic)

Likewise, he is tall; however, his height and weight measurements are unknown. He has not done tattoos, and we can often see him with a beard. 

Social Media Presence Info 

Unlike other celebrities, Gene Dickinson does not have social media account. He does not seem to like using social media platforms, so it isn't easy to trace his personal life details. 

Moreover, besides his bitter past and career, he has disclosed nothing, which makes his life more confusing. It is also a mystery where he is and what he is currently doing.


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