Month: August 2020

Dorothy Dandridge - African Americans Actress and Singer - WalterFilm

Dorothy Dandridge – Hollywood’s First African-American Sex Symbol

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actresssinger, and dancer. She is one of the earliest black movie stars and the first woman of color to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954). 

Apollo theater, Cafe de Paris, Cotton Club, Count Basie, Dore Schary, Ed Sullivan, Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Mills Brothers, Mocambo, Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian

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