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Dandridge, Dorothy Jean

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1965 AD
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1922 – Dorothy Jean Dandridge  was born on the 9th of November.

 

1935 – Her first on-screen appearance was a bit part in Our Gang short called Teacher’s Beau.

 

1942 – Dandridge married Harold Nicholas on 6th of September.

 

1953 – starred in movies "Bright Road" as Jane Richards.

 

1954 –  Played as Carmen Jones in the film "Carmen Jones".

 

        – Appeared on the cover of Life magazine, the first African American to appear on the cover.

 

1957 – She played in Island in the Sun, which was controversial for its portrayal of an interracial romance.

 

1959 – Starred in Porgy and Bess alongside Sidney Poitier, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

 

       – Once again she married Jack Denison, a white man, on 22nd of June.

 

1959 – First black nominated for Academy Award for best actressin the film  "Porgy and Bess" as Bess.

 

       – 1st black woman featured on cover of "Life" magazine.

 

1961 – Guest-starred on the Ed Sullivan Show.

 

1965 – she was found dead in on 8th of September her home in West Hollywood, California from an overdose of Imipramine.

 

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6719 Hollywood Boulevard.

 

1977 – She was placed in the Black Film Hall of Fame

 

 

 

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