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    • AfricanAncestry.com

      Today we celebrate Dorothy Dandridge, the first Black woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress as well as the first Black woman to be featured on the cover of Life Magazine in 1954.

    • TheWomen'sFoundation

      Dorthy Dandridge was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

    • S. Tew

      Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922 - 1965) Actor and Singer - First African-American nominated for Academy Award for Best // “I have a nice voice it’s pleasant. It’s got a lot of soul in it. Besides, people just seem to like to look at me." -Dorothy Dandrige

    • Heather Hrytsyshyn

      Dorothy Jean Dandridge November 9 (1922 - 1965) Actor and Singer - First African-American nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress - Carmen Jones 1954

    • Laura Pressman-McNamara

      Dorothy Dandridge (American Actress and Popular Singer) She was known for her singing venues at the Cotton Club and The Apollo Theatre in Harlem. The movie roles she is most known for was the African American version of the opera Carmen retitled for the movie, "Carmen Jones" and in her role in Porgy and Bess. Unfortunate early death.

    • Melissa "Sunshine" G.lyde

      african american divas | Fashion Diva: 28 Influential African American Fashion Icons Dorthy Dandridge

    • Linda Denton

      Dorothy Jean Dandridge - (1922 - 1965) - Actress & Singer - First African-American Oscar nomination for Best Actress for “Carmen Jones” 1954…Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for “Porgy & Bess,” 1959…Island in the Sun, 1957 - stage roles included…Swingin’ the Dream, 1939…West Side Story, 1962…Show Boat, 1964...Hallie Berry won an Emmy, a Golden Globe & a SAG award for her title role in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” 1999

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    Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio, sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy and later portrayed in 1999 by Halle Berry in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'.

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    Dorothy Dandridge also from Cleveland, captured audience’s hearts long before Halle Berry was even a thought & she became the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in Carmen Jones. Despite internal struggles, Dorothy Dandridge was flawlessly beautiful on the outside, from rich brown skin to a perfectly maintained coif, & dresses that looked like they were made just for her frame, Ms. Dandridge was truly a style maven.