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