Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999. The teleplay is drawn exclusively from the biography of Dorothy... read more

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999. The teleplay is drawn exclusively from the biography of Dorothy Dandridge by Earl Mills. The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein, who had known Dandridge and Otto Preminger. The film is marketed with the tagline: "Right woman. Right place. Wrong time."

Original Release

08/21/1999

Cast

Cynda Williams Vivian Dandridge
D.B. Sweeney Jack Denison
Halle Berry Dorothy Dandridge
Brent Spiner Earl Mills
Klaus Maria Brandauer Otto Preminger
Loretta Devine Ruby Dandridge
Obba Babatunde Harold Nicholas
Tamara Taylor Geri Nicholas
William Atherton Darryl Zanuck
Billy Mayo Sergeant
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Martha Coolidge

Writers

Earl Mills, Shonda Rhimes, Scott Abbott

Cast

Cynda Williams Vivian Dandridge
D.B. Sweeney Jack Denison
Halle Berry Dorothy Dandridge
Brent Spiner Earl Mills
Klaus Maria Brandauer Otto Preminger
Loretta Devine Ruby Dandridge
Obba Babatunde Harold Nicholas
Tamara Taylor Geri Nicholas
William Atherton Darryl Zanuck
Billy Mayo Sergeant
LaTanya Richardson Jackson Auntie (as LaTanya Richardson)
Don Gettinger Hotel Clerk
Nicholas Hormann Oscar Emcee
Sharon Brown Etta Jones
Darrian C. Ford Fayard Nicholas
M.J. Sawyer B&W Movie Actress
Joanne Baron Doctor
Alexis Carrington Lynn at Age 4
Margaret Easley Ring-a-ding Girl
Clinton Derricks-Carroll Phil Moore

Producers

Halle Berry Executive Producer
Vincent Cirrincione Executive Producer
Moctesuma Esparza Executive Producer
Robert Katz Executive Producer
Joshua D. Maurer Executive Producer
Larry Y. Albucher Producer

Editors

Alan Heim

2000 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2000 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2000 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2000 Emmy Outstanding Choreography Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2000 Emmy Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2000 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2000 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Won
2000 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Made for Television Movie Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
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