In early Dorothy Dandridge appeared in the all black musical revue Sweet ‘n’ Hot. This revue opened at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. This provided young Dottie an opportunity to work with Mabel Scott, Marie Bryant, comics Miller and Lee,.
Dorothy Dandridge – American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.
Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an African-American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and the “Créole Goddess”.