Angel Tompkins
Tompkins in trailer for I Love My Wife (1970)
Angel Stromberg[citation needed]

Angel Tompkins is an American actress. She appeared in several films and television shows, and is a Golden Globe nominee.[1][2]


Angel Tompkins was a model in the Chicago area before being discovered by Woody Allen, who sent her to Universal Pictures. She was signed and became part of the last Universal contract players. She started her television and film-acting career in the late 1960s. She made her major film debut as the seductive blonde who came between husband and wife, Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro, in the comedy I Love My Wife (1970), and was nominated for a Golden Globe award.[2] Tompkins was featured in the pictorial "Angel" in the February 1972 edition of Playboy; subsequently, the magazine used her in three more editions, all presumably related to that film promotion.[3]

She appeared in Prime Cut (1972) with Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, and Sissy Spacek[4] and Little Cigars (1973) as a gangster's moll who teams up with a gang of little people. She also appeared with Anthony Quinn in The Don Is Dead (1973), with former child star Jay North in The Teacher (1974), and with Bo Svenson in the action sequel Walking Tall Part 2 (1975). Her later films included The One Man Jury (1978), The Bees (1978), Alligator (1980), The Naked Cage (1986), Dangerously Close (1986), and Murphy's Law (1986), opposite Charles Bronson.

In 1987, Tompkins appeared in the comedy film Amazon Women on the Moon and with Ann-Margret in the film A Tiger's Tale,[5] and made her last film appearances in Relentless (1989) and Crack House (1989). She also works in the commercial voice-over field.

On television, Tompkins appeared in the pilot for Search (1972). The pilot was originally titled Probe, but the title was changed to Search due to a PBS program already having that title. She also appeared in several of the early episodes of Search. She appeared in many guest spots on shows such as The Wild Wild West (1965), Mannix (1967), Dragnet (1969 episode "Forgery: (DR-33)"), Bonanza (1970), Police Woman (1970), Kojak (1977), The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978), Three's Company (1978),[6] Knight Rider (1983), and Simon & Simon (1981). Tompkins additionally appeared in the episode "Gallery of Fear" on the Canadian sci-fi program The Starlost.

In 1991, Tompkins was elected the national recording secretary of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).[7] She ran unsuccessfully for president of the guild in 1995.[8] In 1996, she received the most votes for the SAG Hollywood Board of Directors.[9] She ran for president again in 1999, changing her name to Angeltompkins so her name would appear first on the ballot, and came in third.[10] In 2000, she proposed that members of SAG's partner union, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, vote to decertify the union and recertify as part of SAG.[9] She came in fourth in the 2001 SAG election, her fifth attempt.[11]

Personal life

She has been married to television and film writer/comedy rewriter, venture capitalist, Ted Lang since 1985. They have two children: Troy and Channing, Their homes are in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fallbrook, California.



Year Title Role Notes
1969 Hang Your Hat on the Wind Fran Harper
1970 I Love My Wife Helene Donnelly
1972 Prime Cut Clarabelle
1973 Little Cigars Cleo
1973 The Don Is Dead Ruby Dunne
1974 How to Seduce a Woman Pamela Balsam
1974 The Teacher Diane Marshall
1975 Walking Tall Part 2 Marganne Stilson
1977 The Farmer Betty
1978 The One Man Jury Kitty
1978 The Bees Sandra Miller
1986 The Naked Cage Diane
1986 Murphy's Law Jan Murphy
1986 Dangerously Close Ms. Waters
1987 A Tiger's Tale LaVonne
1989 Relentless Carmen
1989 Crack House Mother
2001 Extreme Honor Gladys


Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Wild Wild West Marcia Dennison Episode: "The Night of the Death-Maker"
1968 Here Come the Brides Jenny Episode: "The Man of the Family"
1969 Dragnet 1967 Sarah Phillips Episode: "Forgery: DR-33"
1969 Mannix Barbara Stoner / Sondra Markham Episode: "A Sleep in the Deep"
1970 Bonanza Mrs. Janie Lund Episode: "The Night Virginia City Died"
1970 Arnie Gabrielle Episode: "Wife vs. Secretary"
1970 Night Gallery Lila Bauman Episode: "Room with a View"
1971 The Name of the Game Vickie Ward Episode: "A Sister from Napoli"
1971 The F.B.I. Polly Episode: "Death Watch"
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Diana Episode: "Operation: Big Store"
1971 Love, American Style Joyce Episode: "Love and the Groupie"
1971–72 Ironside Kerry / Candy Delmar Episodes: "Love, Peace, Brotherhood and Murder", "Achilles' Heel"
1972 Probe Gloria Harding TV film
1972 Search Gloria Harding Episodes: "The Murrow Disappearance", "The Gold Machine"
1973 The Starlost Daphne Episode: "Gallery of Fear"
1974 Police Woman Wanda May Kubelski Episode: "Anatomy of Two Rapes"
1974 McCloud Madge Episode: "The Concrete Jungle Caper"
1975 You Lie So Deep, My Love Jennifer Pierce TV film
1977 Kojak Jocelyn Mayfair Episode: "Case Without a File"
1977 Charlie's Angels Jean Trevor Episode: "Angels on Horseback"
1978 Three's Company Grace Thompson Episode: "The Fast"
1979 CHiPs Billy Wakefield / Laurie Windsor Episode: "Destruction Derby"
1983 Knight Rider Connie Chasen / Nora Rayburn Episodes: "Nobody Does It Better", "Custom K.I.T.T."
1985 Knots Landing Maggie Episode: "#14 with a Bullet"
1985 E/R Bitsy Carmichael Episode: "Merry Wives of Sheinfeld: Part 2"
1985 Simon & Simon Sylvia Finnegan / Bonnie Henderson Episodes: "Enter the Jaguar", "Down-Home Country Blues"
1985 General Hospital Dr. Erna Morris TV series
1986 T. J. Hooker Diane Episode: "Death Trap"
1987 The Hitchhiker Janet O'Mell Episode: "Homebodies"
1987 Amazing Stories Mia Episode: "Stardust"
1990 Growing Pains Natalie Episode: "Daddy Mike"


  1. ^ "Angel Tompkins to be star of the week". Los Angeles Times. 1971-01-16.
  2. ^ a b "Winners & Nominees : New Star Of The Year - Actress (1971)". Golden Globe Awards. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Angel Tompkins". Playboy Magazine. 1972-02-01.
  4. ^ "Prime Cut (1972)". Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  5. ^ Film: 'A Tiger's Tale,' Starring Ann-Margret The New York Times
  6. ^ THREE'S COMPANY FULL EPISODES HD (2018-07-10), Three's Company Full Episodes Season 3 Episode 4 The Fast, retrieved 2018-07-29
  7. ^ Kupcinet, Irving (1991-11-20). "Kup's Column". Chicago Sun-Times.
  8. ^ "CHARACTER ACTOR PICKED TO HEAD SCREEN GUILD". Daily News. Los Angeles, Calif. 5 Nov 1995. p. 4.
  9. ^ a b Armbrust, Roger (Oct 12–18, 2001). "SAG's Angel returns to ballot". Back Stage East. 42 (41).
  10. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (7 Nov 1999). "In an Upset, Actors Guild Elects Novice As President". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Gilbert elected SAG president, but results may be challenged". Daily Breeze. Torrance, Calif. 4 Nov 2001.