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Jane Withers and Shirley Temple with Terry in Bright Eyes (1934) Terry the dog was Toto in the Wizard of Oz

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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.