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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy DandridgeAKA Dorothy Jean Dandridge

Born: 9-Nov-1922
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 8-Sep-1965
Location of death: West Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Cremated, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Carmen Jones

Father: Cyrus Dandridge
Mother: Ruby Dandridge (actress, b. 1-Mar-1899, d. 17-Oct-1987)
Sister: Vivian Dandridge (b. 22-Apr-1921, d. 1991 stroke)
Husband: Harold Nicholas (tapdancer, m. 6-Sep-1942, div. Oct-1951, one child)
Daughter: Harolyn (b. with brain injury)
Husband: Jack Denison (m. 22-Jun-1959, div. 20-Dec-1962)
Boyfriend: Peter Lawford (actor)
Boyfriend: Otto Preminger (film director)
Boyfriend: Phil Moore (composer, 1930's or 1940's)

    High School: Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles, CA (dropped out)

    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1977
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6719 Hollywood Blvd.
    Endorsement of Quaker Oats Rice-A-Roni (1962)
    Bankruptcy 1963
    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism

    Malaga (26-Jan-1960)
    Porgy and Bess (24-Jun-1959)
    The Decks Ran Red (10-Oct-1958) · Mahia
    Tamango (24-Jan-1958)
    Island in the Sun (12-Jun-1957)
    Carmen Jones (5-Oct-1954) · Carmen Jones
    Remains to be Seen (15-May-1953) · Herself
    Bright Road (17-Apr-1953) · Jane Richards
    The Harlem Globetrotters (30-May-1951) · Ann Carpenter
    Tarzan's Peril (13-Mar-1951) · Melmendi
    Atlantic City (29-Jul-1944) · Herself
    Hit Parade of 1943 (26-Mar-1943)
    Sundown (20-Oct-1941) · Kipsang's Wife
    Sun Valley Serenade (21-Aug-1941)
    Lady from Louisiana (22-Apr-1941)
    The Big Broadcast of 1936 (20-Sep-1935)

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