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1954 photo of Dorothy Dandridge performing at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. On her closing night, a new one night attendance record of 1,263 was set. This was the same hotel that in 1953 drained the pool after Dottie deliberately dipped her toe in it (because blacks were not welcome in the pool area). Remember that scene in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge??

1954 photo of Dorothy Dandridge performing at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. On her closing night, a new one night attendance record of 1,263 was set. This was the same hotel that in 1953 drained the pool after Dottie deliberately dipped her toe in it (because blacks were not welcome in the pool area). Remember that scene in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge??

Dorothy Dandridge spoke by telephone with friend and former sister-in-law Geraldine "Geri" Branton. Several hours after her conversation with Branton ended, Dandridge was found dead by her manager, Earl Mills. She was scheduled to fly toDorothy Dandridge spoke by telephone with friend and former sister-in-law Geraldine “Geri” Branton. Several hours after her conversation with Branton ended, Dandridge was found dead by her manager, Earl Mills. She was scheduled to fly to New York the next day…

Dorothy Dandridge spoke by telephone with friend and former sister-in-law Geraldine "Geri" Branton. Several hours after her conversation with Branton ended, Dandridge was found dead by her manager, Earl Mills. She was scheduled to fly toDorothy Dandridge spoke by telephone with friend and former sister-in-law Geraldine “Geri” Branton. Several hours after her conversation with Branton ended, Dandridge was found dead by her manager, Earl Mills. She was scheduled to fly to New York the next day…

Dorothy Dandridge and actor Curd Jürgens (her co-star in 1958’s Tamango) enjoy hors d'oeuvres at a party thrown by producer Mike Todd (then-husband of Elizabeth Taylor) for his film “Around the World in Eighty Days” during the Cannes Film Festival in May 1957. Photo by Red Grandy, who has a great story about crashing the party to take this and other pictures.

Dorothy Dandridge and actor Curd Jürgens (her co-star in 1958’s Tamango) enjoy hors d'oeuvres at a party thrown by producer Mike Todd (then-husband of Elizabeth Taylor) for his film “Around the World in Eighty Days” during the Cannes Film Festival in May 1957. Photo by Red Grandy, who has a great story about crashing the party to take this and other pictures.

“He [Otto Preminger] was very good to her [Dorothy Dandridge]. He wanted to buy her huge real estate in New York. He really wanted her security. She would go with him once a year to Paris and London for clothes. Once a year he would get her a...

“He [Otto Preminger] was very good to her [Dorothy Dandridge]. He wanted to buy her huge real estate in New York. He really wanted her security. She would go with him once a year to Paris and London for clothes. Once a year he would get her a...

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actressDorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.   Check out these other interesting facts about actress, singer& dancer Dorothy…

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actressDorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Check out these other interesting facts about actress, singer& dancer Dorothy…

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.  She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Photo from 1951.

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Photo from 1951.

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