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Dandridge, Dorothy Jean

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1965 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses


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