Vivian Dandridge

American actress and singer

Vivian Alferetta Dandridge (April 26, 1921 – October 26, 1991) was an American singer, dancer and actress. She was the older sister of actress Dorothy Dandridge. She was a member of the Dandridge Sisters music group until it ended in 1940.[1] She played Melisse in the movie I Walked with a Zombie (1943). She was in the 1940 movie Irene.

Vivian Dandridge
Vivian Alferetta Dandridge

(1921-04-22)April 22, 1921
DiedOctober 26, 1991(1991-10-26) (aged 70)
Cause of deathStroke
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Spouse(s)Jack Montgomery
Warren Bracken
Ralph Bledsoe
Forace Stead
Gustav Friedrich
Partner(s)Emmett Wallace
ChildrenMichael Emmett Wallace
(b. 1943)
Parent(s)Ruby Dandridge
Cyril Dandridge
FamilyNayo Wallace (granddaughter)
Dorothy Dandridge (sister)

Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She died of a stroke at age 70 in Seattle, Washington.


  1. "Dorothy Dandridge". The New York Times. Retrieved Oct 26, 2015.

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