Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Actress, singer
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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps one of the most famous African-American actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first 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.

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Full name at birth
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
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Claim to fame
Carmen Jones
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Date of birth
9 November 1922
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Place of birth
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Date of death
8 September 1965
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Place of death
West Hollywood, California, USA
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Cause of death
Accidental Barbiturate Overdose
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Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park(Glendale, California)
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Occupation
Actress, Singer, Dancer
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Height
5' 5" (165 cm)
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Weight
115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Beauty mark on chin
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Dress size
8
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Shoe size
7.5
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High school
Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles
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