Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge
1922 - 1965

Dorothy Dandridge  American Actress

Age
42
Zodiac

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 fo...

Confirmed Relationships8
Longest Relationship10 yrs, 1 mth
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 4 mths
Rumored Relationships3
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 115lbs (52 kg)
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
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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
Abby Mann80 SagittariusDirector
American
Arthur M. Loew Jr.69 CapricornFilm/TV Producer
American
Tyrone Power44 TaurusActor
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
Harolyn Suzanne
Female2nd September, 194372 years old

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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Marco Polo1962 Empress Zaire Movie
Cain's Hundred1961 Norma Sherman TV Show
Malaga1960 Gianna Movie
Porgy and Bess1959 Bess Movie
Tamango1958 Aiché, Reiker's mistress Movie
The Decks Ran Red1958 Mahia Movie
Island in the Sun1957 Margot Seaton Movie
Carmen Jones1954 Carmen Jones Movie
Bright Road1953 Jane Richards Movie
Remains to Be Seen1953 Dorothy Dandridge Movie
Tarzan's Peril1951 Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba Movie
The Harlem Globetrotters1951 Ann Carpenter Movie
Atlantic City1944 Singer Movie
Since You Went Away1944 Black Officer's Wife in Train Station (uncredited) Movie
Happy Go Lucky1943 Showgirl (uncredited) Movie
Hit Parade of 19431943 Count Basie Band Singer Movie
Lucky Jordan1942 Hollyhock School Maid (uncredited) Movie
Ride 'Em Cowboy1942 Dancer (uncredited) Movie
Drums of the Congo1942 Princess Malimi Movie
The Night Before the Divorce1942 Party Maid (uncredited) Movie
Night in New Orleans1942 Sal, Shadrach's Girl (uncredited) Movie
Lady from Louisiana1941 Felice Movie
Sun Valley Serenade1941 Specialty Movie
Sundown1941 Kipsang's Wife Movie
Bahama Passage1941 Thalia Movie
Irene1940 One of the Dandridge Sisters Movie
Four Shall Die1940 Helen Fielding Movie
Going Places1938 Member of The Dandridge Sisters Movie
Snow Gets in Your Eyes1938 One of the Dandridge Sisters Short Film
A Day at the Races1937 Black Singer (uncredited) Movie
It Can't Last Forever1937 Dandridge Sisters Act Movie
Easy to Take1936 Member of the Dandridge Sisters Movie
The Big Broadcast of 19361935 Member of the Dandridge Sisters Movie
Teacher's Beau1935 Cabin Kid Short Film
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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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