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us: Dandridge, Dorothy, 1922-1965

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1922-11-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1965-09-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cleveland (Ohio)
    • Death Place

        (naf) West Hollywood (Calif.)
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        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: The Dandridge sisters (Musical group)
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        (lcsh) Actresses
    • Sources

      • found: Lazybones [MP] c1941: t.p. (Dorothy Dandridge)
      • found: Halliwell's Filmgoer's companion, 1983 (Dorothy Dandridge; b. 1923 d. 1965; Black American leading lady; former child actress)
      • found: LC in OCLC, 1-28-85 (hdg.: Dandridge, Dorothy, 1924-1965)
      • found: Everything and nothing, 2000: CIP t.p. (Dorothy Dandridge) foreword (d. Sept. 8, 1965, at age of 42)
      • found: Internet movie database, Seot. 6, 2002 (Dorothy Dandridge; b. Nov. 9, 1923, Cleveland, Ohio; d. Sept. 8, 1965, West Hollywood, Calif.)
      • found: Biog. resource center, Sept. 6, 2002 (from DAB, Suppl. 7: Dorothy Jean Dandridge; b. Nov. 9, 1922, Cleveland, Ohio; d. Sept. 8, 1965)
      • found: Amer. nat. biog. online, Sept. 6, 2002 (Dandridge, Dorothy (9 Nov. 1922-8 Sept. 1965))
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dandridge, Dorothy; Dorothy Jean Dandridge; stage/ screen actor; born 09 November 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States; formed a singing group- The Dandridge sisters which toured with Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway; first important film role- Queen of the Jungle in Columbia Pictures' Tarzan's Peril (1951); played in Bright Road, costarring Harry Belafonte; most memorable and award-winning screen performance- the title role of Carmen Jones (1954); became the first black actor to be nominated for an Oscar in a starring role and the first black woman to take part in the Academy Awards show (1955); won a Golden Globe Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement for the best performance by an actress (1959); acted in Island in the Sun (1957), with James Mason, Joan Fontaine, and Belafonte; costarred with Sidney Poitier in Porgy and Bess (1959); as the first black leading lady, was posthumously inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame at the annual Oscar Micheaux Awards (1977); Belafonte, Poitier, and others petitioned to secure a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her (1983); died 08 September 1865 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States)
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