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Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge in The Decks Ran Red trailer.jpg
Dandridge in movie trailer for The Decks Ran Red (1958).
Dorothy Jean Dandridge

(1922-11-09)November 9, 1922
Died September 8, 1965(1965-09-08) (aged 42)
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park
(Glendale, California)
Other names Dorothy Dandridge-Nicholas
Dorothy Nicholas
Dorothy Dandridge-Denison
Dorothy Denison
Occupation Actress, Singer, Dancer
Years active 1933–65
(m. 1942; div. 1951)

Jack Denison
(m. 1959; div. 1962)
Children Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas (b.1943; d.2003)
Parent(s) Ruby Dandridge
Cyril Dandridge
Family Vivian Dandridge (sister)
Nayo Wallace (great-niece)

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.

Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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