Dorothy Dandridge

Born 9 November 1922. Died 8 September 1965
Dorothy Dandridge
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1922-11-09
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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge Biography (Wikipedia)

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps one of the most famous African-American actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles.

In 1959, Dandridge was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at age 42.

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George Gershwin
Carmen Jones (1954) - Dat's Love (Habanera)
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Carmen Jones (1954) - Dat's Love (Habanera)
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Summertime
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Summertime
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Stay With It
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Stay With It
Dorothy Dandridge
Taking a Chance on Love
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Taking a Chance on Love
Georges Bizet
Dat’s Love
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Dat’s Love
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It's A Beautiful Evening
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It's A Beautiful Evening
Dorothy Dandridge
Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)
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Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)
Dorothy Dandridge
Recipe For Picking A Man
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Recipe For Picking A Man
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