Before there was Charlie's Angels, there was Police Woman. Sgt. Leann 'Pepper' Anderson was played by Angie Dickinson, an actress with a long and successful career already.
Dickinson played the role on an episode of Police Story. The episode and the concept proved so popular, NBC turned it into a separate series, which ran for 4 seasons.
Previously, Dickinson had appeared in 'The Killers', a film originally intended to be the first made-for-TV movie. Instead, the film was released to theaters, due to the violent content. In it, Dickinson gets slapped by Ronald Reagan, in his last film appearance.
Dickinson was having fun at the Hollywood Collectors Show. She was chatting across the aisle with Tony Curtis, while entertaining her fans standing in her own line.