Her birthday was yesterday, but I missed it. I am going to do my tribute to her now. Her spirit must be very very strong around this time of year because I had no idea it was her birthday, but I felt compelled to do a tribute to her about 4 days ago.
Did you know?
- Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American Actress to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.
- Did you know that she was a child star, and like many child stars eventually came upon hard times. She died early of an overdose
- Her most famous role was Carmen Jones where she played opposite Harry Belafonte. Beyonce reprised the role in Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Dorothy started out singing with her sister Vivian. Her they are below.
Her beauty was unmatched.
She represented African American woman as an early movie starlet.