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Carmen Jones (film)
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Porgy and Bess (film)
(Movies & TV)
Halle Berry
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Ruby Dandridge
(Movies & TV)
Pearl Bailey
(Movies & TV)
Carmen
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Harry Belafonte
(Music)
 

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Dorothy Dandridge

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Dorothy Dandridge

American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: United States (64%), New York (7%), Europe (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Carmen Jones (film), Porgy and Bess (film), Halle Berry

Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Records, HBO

 

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Dorothy Dandridge was born in 1922 add something


1936

Glenn Miller - The Big Broadcast of 1936 starred Bing Crosby, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Jack Oakie, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and featured other performances by Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers, who would appear with Miller again in two movies for Twentieth Century Fox in 1941 and 1942.


1937

In 1937, she appeared as one of the many singers in the Marx Brothers' feature film "A Day at the Races" add something

 

"The Wonder Children" were renamed "The Dandridge Sisters" in 1937 and booked into such venues as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City add something


1942

In 1942, Dandridge won another supporting role as Princess Malimi in "Drums of the Congo" add something

 

Dandridge married dancer and entertainer Harold Nicholas on September 6, 1942, and gave birth to her only child, Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas, on September 2, 1943 add something


1943

In her next few films she would play mainly in bit parts, but she managed to get a small and yet good role in "Hit Parade of 1943" add something


1944

In 1944, Dandridge would play two uncredited roles in "Since You Went Away" and "Atlantic City" add something


1945

In the following year of 1945, she would play again a small role in the musical "Pillow to Post" add something


1947

By the later months 1947, Dandridge's luck for winning small roles in films had disappeared add something


1950

Alleged by one tabloid to have fornicated in the woods of Lake Tahoe with a white bandleader in 1950, she testified that racial segregation had confined her to her hotel during her nightclub engagement in the Nevada resort city add something

 

John Berry (film director) - During the 1950s, Berry directed two films starring Eddie Constantine, "Ça va barder" and "Je suis un sentimental" , and he directed "Tamango" , a film about a slave uprising that starred Dorothy Dandridge


1951

After several minor bit parts in films, Dandridge landed her first noted film role in "Tarzan's Peril" , in 1951 add something

 

In 1951, Dandridge was cast as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba, in her comeback film, "Tarzan's Peril", starring Lex Barker as Tarzan and Virginia Huston as Jane add something

 

Harolyn was born brain-damaged, and the couple divorced in October 1951 add something


1952

She continued to perform in nightclubs around the country through most of 1952 add something


1953

Dandridge won her first starring role in 1953, playing a teacher in a low-budget film with a nearly all-black cast, "Bright Road", released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer add something

 

Carmen Jones (film) - Preminger was familiar with Dorothy Dandridge but felt she was incapable of exuding the sultry sex appeal the role of Carmen demanded, particularly after having seen Dandridge's performance as a demure schoolteacher opposite Belafonte in 1953's "Bright Road"


1954

In 1954, Dandridge signed a three movie deal with 20th Century Fox add something

 

In 1954, she was nominated for an Academy award for Best Actress and a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Carmen Jones", and in 1959 she was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for "Porgy and Bess" add something

 

Marilyn Horne - Horne's first major professional engagement was in 1954, when she dubbed the singing voice of Dorothy Dandridge in the film "Carmen Jones"

 

Madame Sul-Te-Wan - In 1954, Sul-Te-Wan appeared in the Otto Preminger directed and nearly entirely African-American cast musical drama "Carmen Jones" opposite Dorothy Dandridge, Harry_Belafonte, Diahann Carroll and Pearl Bailey as Dandridge's grandmother


1955

In 1955, 20th Century Fox selected Dandridge to play the supporting role of Tuptim in the film version of the Broadway hit, "The King and I", starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner add something


1956

By 1956, still under contract to Fox, Dandridge hadn't made any films since "Carmen Jones" add something


1957

Dandridge was one of the few Hollywood stars who testified at the 1957 criminal libel trial of Hollywood Research, Inc., the company that published all of the tabloid magazines of the era add something

 

In 1957, Dandridge's luck came back when Darryl F. Zanuck cast Dandridge as Margot, a restless young West Indian woman, add something

 

"Tamango" was filmed in Europe in the late months of 1957 and was legally released on January 24, 1958 in France add something


1958

In 1958, soon after the French release of "Tamango", Dandridge lined up a co-starring role in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's off-beat thriller "The Decks Ran Red" add something


 

In 1959, Columbia Pictures cast Dandridge in the lead role of Bess in "Porgy and Bess"; Dandridge was again nominated for an award, this time for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for her performance in "Porgy and Bess" add something

 

In 1959, after the disappointment of "Porgy and Bess", Dandridge managed to get the lead role as a European girl with an Italian name in "Malaga", another low-budget, forgettable movie that was filmed in Europe and came and vanished quickly add something

 

The feature was filmed in late 1959, under the original title "Moment of Danger", but not legally released in U.S. theaters until 1962 add something

 

Dandridge married Jack Denison on June 22, 1959, although the pair divorced amid allegations of domestic violence and financial setbacks add something

 

"Tamango" wouldn't be released in the United States until September 16, 1959 add something

 

Pearl Bailey - In 1959, she played the role of Maria in the film version of "Porgy and Bess", starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge


1961

By the end of 1961, job offers had disappeared, a disappointment from which Dandrige would never recover add something


Dorothy Dandridge died in 1965 add something

 

Ruby Dandridge - She attended her daughter Dorothy Dandridge's funeral in 1965


1971

The judge ordered Hollywood Research to stop publishing questionable stories based on tips for which they paid, and this curtailed invasiave tabloid journalism until 1971 when Generoso Pope, Jr. moved "The National Enquirer", which he owned, from New York to Lantana, Florida add something


1980

Starting in the 1980s, stars such as Cicely Tyson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett acknowledged Dandridge's contributions to the role of African-Americans in film add something


 

In 1999, Halle Berry took the lead role of Dandridge in the HBO Movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", which she produced and for which she won an Emmy award, a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild award add something

 

In 1999, she was the subject of the HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", starring Halle Berry as Dandridge add something

 

Los Angeles Times, August 21, 1999 ://articles add something

 

Halle Berry - In the 1999 HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, she portrayed the first black woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award, and it was to Berry a heart-felt project that she introduced, co-produced and fought intensely for it to come through.

 

Halle Berry - She served as executive producer on Introducing Dorothy Dandridge in 1999, and Lackawanna Blues in 2005.


2007

Carmen Jones (film) - Looking back at the film in a 2007 review in "The Guardian", Andrew Pulver rated it three out of five stars and observed, "Underneath its obvious charms - slinky Dorothy Dandridge, brawny Harry Belafonte and a handful of memorable numbers relocated from Bizet's original - the 1954 film version of Oscar Hammerstein's all-black Broadway musical now feels like a relic from the gruesome social straitjacket that was segregation; every frame, you feel, is freighted with the tension imposed by the never-appearing white folks


2013

Recording artist Janelle Monáe performs a song entitled "Dorothy Dandridge Eyes" on her 2013 album "The Electric Lady", with Esperanza Spalding add something