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Dorothy Dandridge

Dropped out of high school and joined forces with her sister and Etta Jones to create a performing trio called the Dandridge Sisters. Performed as a nightclub singer at the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Was the first African-American nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award (for her role in Carmen Jones ). Had one child, a daughter, with first husband Harold Nicholas. She was born with a brain injury and was eventually put in a state hospital after Dandridge could no longer afford her care.… Show more

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Porgy and Bess (1959)
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Porgy and Bess (1959) (1959)
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Carmen Jones (1954)
Carmen Jones
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Carmen Jones (1954) (1954)
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Island in the Sun
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