Biography

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an actress and popular singer who was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an actress and popular singer who was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1922-11-09

Day of Death 1965-09-08

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies as Herself (archive footage)
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1960 Moment of Danger as Gianna
1959 Porgy and Bess as Bess
1958 The Decks Ran Red as Mahia
1958 Tamango as Aiché, Reiker's mistress
1957 Island in the Sun as Margot Seaton
1954 Carmen Jones as Carmen Jones
1953 Remains to Be Seen as Dorothy Dandridge
1953 Bright Road as Jane Richards
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1951 The Harlem Globetrotters as Ann Carpenter
1951 Tarzan's Peril as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(5 episodes)
1945 Pillow to Post as Herself - Vocalist (uncredited)
1944 Atlantic City as Singer
1944 Since You Went Away as Black Officer's Wife in Train Station (uncredited)
1943 Hit Parade of 1943 as Count Basie Band Singer
1942 Drums of the Congo as Princess Malimi
1942 Cow-Cow Boogie
1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy as Dancer (uncredited)
1941 Bahama Passage as Thalia
1941 Sundown as Kipsang's Wife
1941 Sun Valley Serenade as Specialty Act
1941 Lady from Louisiana as Felice
1941 Lazybones
1941 Easy Street
1940 Four Shall Die as Helen Fielding
1940 Irene as One of the Dandridge Sisters
1938 Going Places as Member of The Dandridge Sisters
1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes as One of the Dandridge Sisters

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