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Dorothy Dandridge - 'American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. First black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.

Oh wow, did you make this? I love it! I recall reading about this conversation between Dottie and her Carmen Jones co-star, Joe Adams. I LOVE the edit of this. Thank you so much for the submission!

I recall reading about this conversation between Dottie and her Carmen Jones co-star, Joe Adams.

Dorothy Dandridge 1951

Carmen Jones--- An all-black WWII update of the classic Bizet opera starring incredible beauty Dorothy Dandridge, who made the first African-American Best Actress nomination.

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.

Dorothy Dandridge (19221965) was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming only the third African American to receive a nomination in any Academy Award category (after Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters) at the time.

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.

Dorothy Dandridge

vintageblackglamour: The one and only Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on this day 90 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio. She is pictured at home in 1954 in a photo by Allan Grant.

Dorothy Dandridge in Argentina, 1955

First black actress to be nominated for an Academy award for Best Actress in a leading role, Dorothy Dandridge, who was nominated in 1955 for her role in Carmen Jones.

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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.

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