Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Doll-A-Day 2023 #319: Police Woman

   Today's doll has a little problem with her wardrobe: She doesn't have one. So excuse her plastic nudity. She's Police Woman.

She's 9 inches tall.

  "Police Woman" was a TV series, that ran from 1974 to 1978. I remember watching it. Friday nights, I think. Yes. Apparently the first two seasons aired on Friday nights. The show was based around the main character, police officer 'Pepper Anderson', played by Angie Dickinson. The doll is supposed to look like her.

It doesn't really look like Angie Dickinson, except for the hair is a bit messy on this one. I always thought that, "Police Woman" era Angie Dickinson anyway, looked like she didn't own a comb.

As my dad would have said, her head looks likes a wall mop...whatever a wall mop is.

The doll does have her dimple though. 

 The doll was made by Horsman, and came wearing a red jumpsuit and a trench coat.. 

She's marked 1976 on the back of her head.

  She has jointed knees, similar to Barbie, and hinge jointed elbows and wrists.

This doll has the same problem as dolls like Dawn, Dusty, and others, in that her plastic body reacts with her rubber legs, causing a sort of melting, making her hip joint frozen in place. 

    There were separate fashions available for the doll, that included a skydiving set, and undercover outfits like a stewardess set, (see above), a scuba diving set, and a motorcycle set, and a thief set that included a black cape, a mask, a bright red swag bag with a dollar sign on it, jewels, the safe to steal them out of, and a couple of bundles of dynamite to blow the safe up with! What side of the law was she on?! 

  I like that the costumes were fitting for a police woman of action. Unlike the Bionic Woman, for example, there don't seem to have been any evening gowns made for Police Woman. The series wasn't really kid friendly though, considering some of the crimes and undercover situations dealt with on the show.

  By the time Angie Dickinson played Pepper Anderson, a supposed hot looking babe, she was  43 years old, (47 by the end of the show's run.) I don't think they'd cast someone that old in a role like that these days. So you have to sort of commend them for that, I guess. 

    Apparently, "Police Woman" is the oldest TV series to have all of it's main cast still living.

  Trivia for today: Angie Dickinson was married to composer Burt Bacharach from 1965 to 1981. Angie is 92 years old, and still going strong.

  That's the doll for today. See you tomorrow.


  1. I’m 64, watched Police Woman all the time, never knew they made a doll likeness. Thank you so much for taking me down memory lane today. 😊

  2. Well she is definitely not "under cover." Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun (laugh). I did not know about this doll. I am glad that they made the show and the doll, though, for children to see women in authority.


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