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Dorothy Dandridge, c.1959 Poster at AllPosters.com

Dorothy Dandridge, c.1959 Photo at AllPosters.com

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.

In the end, she [Dorothy Dandridge] may have believed she had failed, as she felt so often throughout her life. But a generation of Black Americans always remembered her accomplishments and her extraordinary presence on the cultural landscape. She had boldly cleared a path for the dramatic Black film actress, and with her death, there was a void in American popular films. Later generations rediscovered her, and she eventually influenced a new era of Black actresses and actors working in the…

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 1922 – September was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge - Actor and Singer - First African-American nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress - Carmen Jones 1954

Dorothy Dandridge

Pin for Later: 15 of the Most Iconic Hairstyles Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge's soft ringlets provided a prim alternative to big hair like Connie Francis's and Elizabeth Taylor's.

49 years ago the world lost a beautiful treasure. Forever the epitome of beauty and grace, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was in a league of her own. With a legacy that continues to live on, it is my sincerest hope that my dearest Dottie is at peace knowing...

dorothydandridge: “ 49 years ago the world lost a beautiful treasure. Forever the epitome of beauty and grace, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was in a league of her own. With a legacy that continues to live.

Dorothy Dandridge at 17 years old in her first credited movie "Four Shall Die" in 1940

Dorothy Dandridge at 17 years old in her first credited movie "Four Shall Die" in 1940

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Dorothy Dandridge, c.1950s

Dorthory Dandridge, triple threat:  actor, dancer, vocalist

Sultry moves and a voice to match, Dorothy Dandridge is credited as the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress thanks to her show-stopping performance in Carmen Jones. Ladies, this is red lip goals.

Dorothy Dandridge Actress Singer dancer African American

Dorothy Dandridge Actress Singer dancer African American

In Pictures: Dorothy Dandridge   Here is our  22nd installment of this very successful feature to "Love Those Classic  Movies!!!" Thi...

In Pictures: Dorothy Dandridge Here is our installment of this very successful feature to "Love Those Classic Movies!

Dorothy Dandridge Ca. 1950S Photo Print (16 x 20)

Dorothy Dandridge Ca. 1950S Photo Print (16 x 20)

Dorothy Dandridge | Black Glamour & Grace Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922-1965), American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (a first for an African American actress) for her performance in the...

Dorothy Dandridge | Black Glamour & Grace Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922-1965), American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (a first for an African American actress) for her performance in the...

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