Dorothy Dandridge Actress singer

Dorothy Dandridge is a 42 years old Actress singer from Cleveland, Ohio. Dorothy Dandridge was born on November 09, 1922 (died on September 08, 1965, she was 42 years old) in Cleveland, Ohio as Dorothy Jean Dandridge. Her nickname was Dandridge Dorothy Jean.

Dorothy Dandridge



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. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.
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Her real name:
Birth name of Dorothy Dandridge is Dorothy Jean Dandridge
Is Dorothy Dandridge still alive?

No, she died on 09/08/1965, 57 years ago. She was 42 years old when she died. Cause of death: embolism. She died in Hollywood and buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park .


Her mother was Actress Her mother died at the age of 87 (Dorothy was 64 years old). When Dorothy born she was 22 years old.


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Mother: Ruby Dandridge
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Harold Nicholas

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She married with Harold Nicholas (79), in 1942. Dorothy Dandridge was 19 and Harold Nicholas was 20 years old. After 9 years, they break up in 1951.


Dorothy Dandridge had 1 sibling. Vivian (1 year older)


Dorothy Dandridge Albums (1)

There is 1 albums of Dorothy Dandridge.

Her first album Smooth Operator released 24 years ago, she was 76 years old when this album released. There were 16 songs in this album.

Smooth Operator
Smooth Operator

Popular Dorothy Dandridge Songs

  1. Smooth Operator (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  2. That Old Feeling (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  3. I've Got A Crush On You (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  4. I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  5. The Touch Of Your Lips (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  6. The Nearness Of You (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  7. It's Easy To Remember (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  8. How Long Has This Been Going On? (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  9. I'm Glad There Is You (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)
  10. It's A Beautiful Evening (Smooth Operator, released 24 years ago)

Dorothy Dandridge Movies (31)

There are 31 movies of Dorothy Dandridge.

Her first feature film was Island in the Sun (1957, as Margot Seaton). She was 34 when she starred in this movie. Since 1957, she has appeared in 31 feature films. The last one is Moment of Danger (1960). In this movie, she played the character Gianna .

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Dorothy Dandridge movie characters

The names of the characters/jobs in the films she starred in are as follows:

Dorothy Dandridge TV Shows (4)

Her first TV Show was The Ed Sullivan Show (1948).

Awards (1)

Nominated Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953 .

What was Dorothy's zodiac sign?

Dorothy Dandridge zodiac sign was scorpio.

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