Dorothy Dandridge, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dorothy Dandridge

American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer

Date of Birth: 09-Nov-1923

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Date of Death: 08-Sep-1965

Profession: actor, singer, stage actor, dancer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Dorothy Dandridge

  • 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 black 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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