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BLACK GLAMOUR & GRACE: DOROTHY DANDRIDGE The first black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress.

BLACK GLAMOUR & GRACE: DOROTHY DANDRIDGE The first black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress.

Dorothy Dandridge in Living Color | Vintage Black Glamour Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922 – 1965), theater and film actress, singer and dancer. First black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award...

Dorothy Dandridge in Living Color | Vintage Black Glamour Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922 – 1965), theater and film actress, singer and dancer. First black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award...

Dorothy Dandridge arriving in New York to promote “Carmen Jones” in 1954. Photo by Paul Schumach.

Dorothy Dandridge arriving in New York to promote “Carmen Jones” in 1954. Photo by Paul Schumach.

Dorothy Dandridge was born 92 years ago today in Cleveland, Ohio. You know I’m having an off (quiet!) Sunday if it takes me this long to put her up - but here she is in one of my favorite photos from my book, Vintage Black Glamour. I saw this picture in the Schomburg library at least ten years ago and KNEW it had to be in my book: Ms. Dandridge taking a dance lesson in the 1950s with Russian-born dance instructor Olga Lunick in Hollywood.

Dorothy Dandridge was born 92 years ago today in Cleveland, Ohio. You know I’m having an off (quiet!) Sunday if it takes me this long to put her up - but here she is in one of my favorite photos from my book, Vintage Black Glamour. I saw this picture in the Schomburg library at least ten years ago and KNEW it had to be in my book: Ms. Dandridge taking a dance lesson in the 1950s with Russian-born dance instructor Olga Lunick in Hollywood.

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE | VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOURBlack History Album Find Us On Tumblr | Pinterest | Facebook  | Twitter]

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE | VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOURBlack History Album Find Us On Tumblr | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter]

vintageblackglamour: “People tend to say the same two things about Dorothy Dandridge (“She was so beautiful!” “Her life was so tragic!”) Well, she was definitely beautiful (by most counts on the inside and out) and she did endure tough challenges in...

vintageblackglamour: “People tend to say the same two things about Dorothy Dandridge (“She was so beautiful!” “Her life was so tragic!”) Well, she was definitely beautiful (by most counts on the inside and out) and she did endure tough challenges in...

Dorothy Dandridge dancing and singing “Oh-Ah-Oh” during her opening night performance at The Riviera in Las Vegas in November 1955. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

Dorothy Dandridge dancing and singing “Oh-Ah-Oh” during her opening night performance at The Riviera in Las Vegas in November 1955. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

vintageblackglamour: “One of my favorite Dorothy pics. Did you know that she and Nat “King” Cole pitched ideas to networks about doing a television sitcom together? They had a few angles, including one where they played a “small-time pair of married...

vintageblackglamour: “One of my favorite Dorothy pics. Did you know that she and Nat “King” Cole pitched ideas to networks about doing a television sitcom together? They had a few angles, including one where they played a “small-time pair of married...

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