Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American woman nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her lead role in Carmen Jones. Fun Fact: Halle Berry played Dandridge in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge .
Dorothy Jean Dandridge Born November 9, 1922 Dandridge was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. One of the most beautiful actresses of her time, Dorothy Dandridge, was the first African American woman nominated for “Best Actress” for her role in Carmen Jones.
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Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an African-American film and theatre actress and popular singer. She is perhaps best known for being the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
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TAN magazine cover of Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belefonte for the movie, Carmen Jones," - TAN magazine targeted African-American women and was published by Johnson Publishing, the same people who brought you the Ebony and Jet magazines of today.