Dorothy Dandridge was born 91 years ago today (November 9, 1922) in Cleveland, Ohio. This photo was taken by David Sutton in 1955

Dorothy Dandridge was born 91 years ago today (November 9, 1922) in Cleveland, Ohio. This photo was taken by David Sutton in 1955

Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio. Sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy and later portrayed in 1999 by Halle Berry in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'.

Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio. Sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy and later portrayed in 1999 by Halle Berry in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'.

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.

Dorothy Dandridge, singer and actress. First African American to be nominated for an Academy Award

Dorothy Dandridge, singer and actress. First African American to be nominated for an Academy Award

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