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Dorothy Dandridge

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Birthday
9, 1922
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Death Date
Sep 8, 1965 (42)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1922
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Death Date
Sep 8, 1965 (42)

About

American actress and singer best known for playing the lead role in Carmen Jones, a performance that earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1954. Five years later, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in Porgy and Bess.

Before Fame

She used to regularly perform at the Cotton Club and The Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Trivia

She was the first black actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for the Best Actress category. 

Family Life

She got married twice and had a daughter with her first husband Harold Nicholas. Her second marriage was to Jack Denison in 1959.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Halle Berry in the HBO film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.