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About Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge first garnered attention as half of the song-and-dance act duo, The Wonder Children, which later got rebranded to The Dandridge Sisters with the addition of Etta Jones in 1934.
From 1935 to 1953, she had numerous uncredited and small roles in a variety of films. She had her big break in the film industry through the titular role in the 1953 box-office hit, “Carmen Jones”. She is also known for her role as Bess in the musical film, “Porgy and Bess”.
She was the daughter of actress Ruby Dandridge and Cyril Dandridge. Her sister, Vivian, was the other half of The Wonder Child and a third of The Dandridge Sisters.
She was married twice; first to dancer Harold Nicholas, with whom she had her only daughter, Harolyn, and for the second time to Jack Denison. She also had a four-year affair with Otto Preminger, a director.
She became the first woman of color to earn an Academy Award for “Best Actress” after her role in “Carmen Jones”. The same role also garnered her a BAFTA Award nomination.
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Dorothy Dandridge's Popularity
Dorothy Dandridge was a famous American actress and singer, who was born on November 9, 1922. As a person born on this date, Dorothy Dandridge is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (November 9) and the 13th most popular for the year (1922).
People born on November 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Dorothy Dandridge is the 767th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Dorothy Dandridge's birthday, Dorothy Dandridge is the 5795th most famous American and ranks 18th in famous people born in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
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