Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an African American singer and actress. In 1955, she became the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. The nomination was for Best Actress. She starred in many movies.
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
November 9, 1922
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||September 8, 1965 (aged 42)|
|Cause of death||Embolism or Overdose|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park|
|Other names||Dorothy Dandridge-Nicholas|
|Occupation||Actress, Singer, Dancer|
(m. 1942; div. 1951)
(m. 1959; div. 1962)
|Children||Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas (b.1943; d.2003)|
|Family||Vivian Dandridge (sister)|
Nayo Wallace (great-niece)
- Robinson, Louie (March 1966). "Dorothy Dandridge Hollywood's Tragic Enigma". Ebony. p. 71. Retrieved 2012-09-10. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Gorney, Cynthia (February 9, 1988). "The Fragile Flame of Dorothy Dandridge; Remembering the Shattered Life Of a Beautiful 1950s Movie Star". Washington Post. pp. E2.
- Earl Mills, Dorothy Dandridge: An Intimate Biography (Los Angeles: Holloway House, 1999), p. 13
- Louie Robinson, 'Dorthy Dandridge; Hollywood's Tragic Enigma', Ebony Magazine, Vol XXI, No. 5 (March 1966), p. 74
- Earl Mills, Dorothy Dandridge: An Intimate Biography (Los Angeles: Holloway House, 1999), p. 199