Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge
1922 - 1965

Dorothy Dandridge  American Actress

Dorothy Dandridge passed away on 8th Sep 1965 aged 42. Her last relationship was when Jack Denison and Dorothy Dandridge were divorced on 20th Dec 1962 after being married for 3 years.

Relationships

Dorothy Dandridge was previously married to Harold Nicholas (1941 - 1951).

She was also in relationships with Curt Jurgens (1957), James Mason (1957), Michael Rennie (1956), Otto Preminger (1954 - 1958), Peter Lawford (1953), Phil Moore (1949), Tyrone Power, Abby Mann and Arthur M. Loew Jr. .

Dorothy Dandridge had a daughter named Harolyn Suzanne, age 73.

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Dorothy Dandridge is a 42 year old American Actress. Born Dorothy Jean Dandridge on 9th November, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and educated at Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles, she is famous for Carmen Jones in a career that spans 1934–65. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Dorothy Dandridge was in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones (1954) and John Justin in Island in the Sun (1957).

Dorothy Dandridge is a member of the following lists: American actresses of Mexican descent, 20th-century American singers and Actresses from Cleveland, Ohio.

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Confirmed Relationships11
Longest Relationship10 yrs, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship4 mths
Average Relationship Length1 yr, 8 mths
First Name Dorothy
Middle Name Jean
Last Name Dandridge
Full Name at Birth Dorothy Jean Dandridge
Alternative Name Dot, Dottie Mae, Miss D, Angel face
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th November, 1922
Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died 8th September, 1965
Place of Death West Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death Accidental Barbiturate Overdose
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight W
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Beauty mark on chin
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles
Occupation Text Actress, Singer, Dancer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Carmen Jones
Year(s) Active 1934–65, 1933–65
Bust (inches) 36
Waist (inches) 24
Hips (inches) 36
Clothes Size 8
Shoe Size 7.5
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/815/000067614/, www.biography.com/people/dorothy-dandridge-9542081, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=2097&page=gr
Father Cyril Dandridge
Mother Ruby Dandridge
Sister Vivian Dandridge
Family Member Harolynn (daughter)
Friend Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner
Favorite Foods Chitterlings And Greens, Soul Food
Favorite Colors Black

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 42.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Dorothy Dandridge42 ScorpioActress
American
Jack Denison-
Curt Jurgens66 SagittariusActor
Austrian
James Mason75 TaurusActor
English
Michael Rennie61 VirgoActor
British
Otto Preminger79 SagittariusDirector
American
Peter Lawford61 VirgoActor
English
Phil Moore69 PiscesComposer
American
Harold Nicholas79 AriesPersonality
American
Tyrone Power44 TaurusActor
American
Abby Mann80 SagittariusDirector
American
Arthur M. Loew Jr.69 CapricornFilm/TV Producer
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
Harolyn SuzanneFemale2nd September, 194373 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Marco Polo1962Empress ZaireMovie
Cain's Hundred1961Norma ShermanTV Show
Malaga1960GiannaMovie
Porgy and Bess1959BessMovie
Tamango1958Aiché, Reiker's mistressMovie
The Decks Ran Red1958MahiaMovie
Island in the Sun1957Margot SeatonMovie
Carmen Jones1954Carmen JonesMovie
Bright Road1953Jane RichardsMovie
Remains to Be Seen1953Dorothy DandridgeMovie
Tarzan's Peril1951Melmendi, Queen of the AshubaMovie
The Harlem Globetrotters1951Ann CarpenterMovie
Atlantic City1944SingerMovie
Since You Went Away1944Black Officer's Wife in Train Station (uncredited)Movie
Happy Go Lucky1943Showgirl (uncredited)Movie
Hit Parade of 19431943Count Basie Band SingerMovie
Lucky Jordan1942Hollyhock School Maid (uncredited)Movie
Ride 'Em Cowboy1942Dancer (uncredited)Movie
Drums of the Congo1942Princess MalimiMovie
The Night Before the Divorce1942Party Maid (uncredited)Movie
Night in New Orleans1942Sal, Shadrach's Girl (uncredited)Movie
Lady from Louisiana1941FeliceMovie
Sun Valley Serenade1941SpecialtyMovie
Sundown1941Kipsang's WifeMovie
Bahama Passage1941ThaliaMovie
Irene1940One of the Dandridge SistersMovie
Four Shall Die1940Helen FieldingMovie
Going Places1938Member of The Dandridge SistersMovie
Snow Gets in Your Eyes1938One of the Dandridge SistersShort Film
A Day at the Races1937Black Singer (uncredited)Movie
It Can't Last Forever1937Dandridge Sisters ActMovie
Easy to Take1936Member of the Dandridge SistersMovie
The Big Broadcast of 19361935Member of the Dandridge SistersMovie
Teacher's Beau1935Cabin KidShort Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (22)

wjerryzMar 19, 2014

ONE CLASSIC BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON.

Ann_DandridgeMay 1, 2011

Dorothy Dandridge, Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner were Friends in their Lifetime and this is mentioned in Earl Mills Biography. I love my Famous Cousin and work hard to keep her Image "Alive" in The World Today! Google: POWERFUL PEPLE and FRIENDS

3_N_4_L_I_F_EDec 8, 2008

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE WAS A BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN. WE LOST HER TOO YOUNG. SHE HAD A GREAT VOICE AND ON SCREEN TALENT. I LOVE THE MOVIE CARMEN, AND HALLE BERRY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB WHEN SHE PORTRAYED DOROTHY IN "INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE..."

AARONSep 7, 2008

DOROTHY HAD AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HARRY BELAFONTE. SHE ADMITTED THIS OPENLY. SHE IS MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE CELEBRITY WOMAN (OKAY - TIED WITH JAYNE KENNEDY)...

cecileJun 25, 2008

bonjour j`ai vue le film cette semaine sur M6 tres touchant,et tres intérressant, je ne comprend pas qu`une artiste noir tres connu et respecté de son public, devait passer par les coullisses, uriner dans un goblet, ne pas s`approcher de la piscine, resté dans sa chambre pour ne pas choquer les clients, et pourtant ils allaient l`applaudir après ces spectacles, je ne comprend pas cette réaction heureusement que tous a changer. Mais quelle fin trajique un peu comme marylin elles sont partie trop jeunes elles auraient continuer une belle carrière, en tout cas dorothy c`est battue pour se faire aimer et obtenir ce quelle voulait et je dit bravo. A bientot peut être cecile


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