Dorothy Dandridge (1922 - 1965) was an American actress and popular singer. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress with her leading role in Carmen Jones. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for her performance in Porgy and Bess, 1959.

African American Pin-Up Girls: Did They Ever Exist?

Dorothy Dandridge (1922 - 1965) was an American actress and popular singer. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress with her leading role in Carmen Jones. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for her performance in Porgy and Bess, 1959.

dorothy dandridge- the first acadamy and golden globe nominated african american actress :)

dorothy dandridge- the first acadamy and golden globe nominated african american actress :)

Dorothy Dandridge was born November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, OH. She died on September 8, 1965 in West Hollywood. This photo was taken by David Sutton in 1955.

Dorothy Dandridge was born November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, OH. She died on September 8, 1965 in West Hollywood. This photo was taken by David Sutton in 1955.

The Stylish At Home: Dorothy Dandridge in her Living Room, 1962.  50-year-old style never looked so familiar!

Home Tour: Dorothy Dandridge's 1962 Hollywood House

The Stylish At Home: Dorothy Dandridge in her Living Room, 1962. 50-year-old style never looked so familiar!

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