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Dorothy Dandridge

Her Story …What Was It…

Who Was She?

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is one of the first black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.

What Made her famous?

As a young teenage, I saw the movie “Carmen Jones.” I was mesmerized by her beauty, charm, the way she taunted men and of course…her famous walk. She was magical on the screen.

LOVE THAT SMILE . . .

HOW DID SHE DIE?

There is a mystery surrounding her death, but she died of a drug overdose. Some believe it was self-induced, others say it was at the hands of someone else.

A WOMAN OF IMMENSE BEAUTY