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Dandridge in movie trailer for The Decks Ran Red (1958).
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
November 9, 1922
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||September 8, 1965
|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)
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.
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Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 1965, and Dorothy Kilgallen's legendary show business column states that nightclub Basin Street East would be opening "this Friday" with a Dorothy Dandridge premier engagement.
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