Dorothy Dandridge

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 43
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is one of the first black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. read more

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is one of the first black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles.

Birth Name

Dorothy Jean Dandridge

Born

Thursday, 09 November 1922

Died

Wednesday, 08 September 1965

Actress Filmography

Worn Stories Self - Singer 2021
Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes Self 2019
Girl 27 Self 2007
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (archive footage) 2003
A Century of Black Cinema Self 2003
It's Black Entertainment Self / Self (archive footage) 2002
Redeemer (archive footage) 2002
Classified X Self 1998
The Republic Pictures Story Singer (clip from Atlantic City (1944)) 1991
Biography Self - Subject, Self 1987
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Worn Stories Self - Singer 2021
Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes Self 2019
Girl 27 Self 2007
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (archive footage) 2003
A Century of Black Cinema Self 2003
It's Black Entertainment Self / Self (archive footage) 2002
Redeemer (archive footage) 2002
Classified X Self 1998
The Republic Pictures Story Singer (clip from Atlantic City (1944)) 1991
Biography Self - Subject, Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
Great Performances Self 1971
That Regis Philbin Show Self 1964
You Don't Say Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Self - Co-Hostess 1961
Cain's Hundred Norma Sherman 1961
Malaga Gianna 1960
Porgy and Bess Bess 1959
The Decks Ran Red Mahia 1958
Tamango Aiché, Reiker's Mistress 1958
Island in the Sun Margot Seaton 1957
Ford Star Jubilee Self 1955
Carmen Jones Carmen Jones 1954
The George Jessel Show Self 1953
Remains to Be Seen Dorothy Dandridge 1953
Bright Road Jane Richards 1953
The Harlem Globetrotters Ann Carpenter 1951
Tarzan's Peril Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba 1951
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self - Singer 1950
Songs for Sale Self 1950
Cavalcade of Stars Self - Guest Vocalist 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Singer 1948
Pillow to Post Dorothy Dandridge - Vocalist 1945
Atlantic City Singer 1944
Since You Went Away Black Officer's Wife in Train Station 1944
Hit Parade of 1943 Count Basie Band Singer 1943
Happy Go Lucky Showgirl 1943
Lucky Jordan Hollyhock School Maid 1942
Night in New Orleans Sal, Shadrach's Girl / Sal, Shadrach's Girl (Uncredited) 1942
Drums of the Congo Princess Malimi 1942
Cow-Cow Boogie Self 1942
The Night Before the Divorce Party Maid 1942
Ride 'Em Cowboy Dancer 1942
Bahama Passage Thalia 1941
Sundown Kipsang's Wife 1941
Sun Valley Serenade Specialty / Specialty Act 1941
Lady from Louisiana Felice 1941
Easy Street Self 1941
Lazybones Self - Dancer 1941
Irene One of the Dandridge Sisters 1940
Going Places Member of The Dandridge Sisters 1938
It Can't Last Forever Dandridge Sisters Act 1937
A Day at the Races Black Singer 1937
Easy to Take Member of the Dandridge Sisters 1936
The Big Broadcast of 1936 Member of the Dandridge Sisters 1935
Teacher's Beau Cabin Kid 1935
1960 Golden Globe Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
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