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Dorothy Dandridge

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Harold Nicholas(m.1942; div. 1951)Jack Denison(m.1959; div. 1962)

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first black actress to be 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, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 42.

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Place of Birth:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA


43 years old

Born Name:

Dorothy Jean Dandridge

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Cyril Dandridge, Ruby Dandridge


5' 5" (165 cm)


115 lbs (52.2 kg)

Eyes Color:

Brown - Dark

Hair Color:

Brown - Dark

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Years Active:

1934 651933 65-present

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