Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Dorothy Dandridge 1922 – 1965

In American on February 26, 2017 at 4:29 am


Dorothy Dandridge (1922 – 1965): first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Actress Oscar (“Carmen Jones” 1954). On screen from 1935 in the Dandridge Sisters; cameo roles until MGM’s “Bright Road” 1952 opposite Harry Belafonte, followed by sporadic credits including “Porgy and Bess” 1959. Final credit: Empress Zaire in “Marco Polo” 1962.


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