Dorothy Dandridge Biography (1922-1965)

Full name, Dorothy Jean Dandridge; born November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, OH; died of acute drug intoxication, September 8, 1965, in West Hollywood, CA; buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA: daughter of Cyril and Ruby (an actress; maiden name, Butler) Dandridge; married Harold Nicholas (a dancer and actor), 1944 (divorced, 1951); married Jack Denison (a restaurateur), 1959 (divorced 1962); children: (first marriage) Harolyn. Career: Actress and singer. The Wonder Children (song and dance duo), member (with sister Vivian Dandridge), c. 1926-34; The Dandridge Sisters (musical group), member, c. 1934-42; regularly appeared in nightclubs, c. late 1940s-65. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best actress, 1954, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best foreign actress, 1956, both for Carmen Jones; Golden Globe Award, best actress in a musical, for Porgy and Bess..

actress, singer
Birth Details
November 9, 1922
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Death Details
September 8, 1965
West Hollywood, California, United States

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