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August 7, 2018

34 Gorgeous Photos of Dorothy Dandridge in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer Dorothy Dandridge is perhaps one of the most famous African-American actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.

Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles.

In 1959, Dandridge was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances in 1965, at age 42.

Take a look at these color photos to see glamorous beauty of Dorothy Dandridge taken from between the 1940s and 1950s.



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