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Dorothy Dandridge (Dorothy Jean Dandridge)

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Biography

Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in black Baptist churches throughout the country. Her mother would often join her daughters on stage. As the depression worsened, Dorothy and her family picked up and moved to Los Angeles where they had hopes of finding better work, perhaps in film. Read more...

Actor

Character: Member of The Dandridge Sisters

Going Places 1938

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Character: One of the Dandridge Sisters

Irene 1940

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Character: Count Basie Band Singer

Hit Parade of 1943 1943

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Character: Black Officer's Wife in Train Station

Since You Went Away 1944

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Character: Margot Seaton

Island in the Sun 1957

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Character: Herself - Performer & Presenter: Best Special Effects

The 29th Annual Academy Awards 1957

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