November 9, 1922
September 8, 1965
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
52 kg | 115 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on November 9, 1922, was an American actress and singer.
Young Dorothy Dandridge first started performing as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, with her mother Dorothy and her sister Vivian.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film Teacher's Beau (1935) in role as Dorothy, at the age of 13.
She got her television debut in series Cavalcade of Stars (1952).
Dorothy's breakthrough performance came as Jane Richards in drama musical film Bright Road (1953).
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She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Carmen Jones in musical film Carmen Jones (1954).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Bess in musical drama film Porgy and Bess (1959).
She starred as Specialty Act and performed song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in musical movie Sun Valley Serenade (1941).
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) musical as Count Basie Band Singer
The Harlem Globetrotters (1951) sport drama as Ann Carpenter
Tarzan's Peril (1951) adventure as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba
She starred as Herself-Night Club Vocalist and performed song "Taking a Chance on Love" in crime musical comedy film Remains to Be Seen (1953).
The Decks Ran Red (1958) suspense drama as Mahia
Island in the Sun (1957) drama as Margot Seaton
Tamango (1958) adventure drama as Aiché, Reiker's mistress
She performed in CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show (1960-1961) in three episodes.
She played Norma Sherman in NBC crime drama series Cain's Hundred (1962) in episode "Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy".
Attended McKinley Junior High School.
Had older sister, Vivian Dandridge.
She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6719 Hollywood Boulevard in 1983.
She was posthumously inducted into OFTA Film Hall of Fame for Acting in 2021.
She was the first African-American woman on the cover of Life magazine.
Dorothy died on September 8, 1965, West Hollywood, California, United States, at the age of 42.
She was married to:
Jack Denison (1959-1962)
Harold Nicholas (1942-1951) they had one daughter, Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas
She dated Michael Rennie (1956), Otto Preminger (1954-1958), Peter Lawford (1953), Phil Moore (1949) and Curd Jürgens (1957).