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“She [Dorothy Dandridge] should be the most successful movie star  in the whole world, but she was a black woman at the wrong time.” -Diane Carroll Really disheartening that Dorothy doesn’t get nearly as much recognition as the others. Of course I understand why (as if that makes things any better). I would love to see her pictures and art paintings splattered all over the decor section at Target and Walmart, but I don’t. She’s just as talented as Marilyn Monroe or

mskjj: “ sweetishashball-yum: “ “She [Dorothy Dandridge] should be the most successful movie star in the whole world, but she was a black woman at the wrong time.” -Diane Carroll Really disheartening.

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Frank Kuchirchuk

Dorothy Dandridge photographed at Lindsay’s Sky Bar in Cleveland, Ohio by Frank Kuchirchuk. The photo is now part of the Frank Kuchirchuk Collection of Jazz Photography at Oberlin Conservatory of Music on the campus of Oberlin College in Cleveland.

Dorothy Dandridge

In Dorothy Dandridge became the first Black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress for her starring role in the film “Carmen Jones” in which she costarred with Harry Belafonte.

Dorothy Dandridge

“Dorothy Dandridge flashes a beautiful smiles as she arrives at the Rivoli Theater at the premiere of the CinemaScope Technicolor movie version of Carmen Jones, in which she plays the title role.

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