Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Born Nov 9, 1922
  • Singer, Actor, Pin-up girl
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress and singer. Dandridge was the first African-American actress 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. After many bit parts, and a few minor roles, Dandri...

Dorothy Dandridge Stats


: Dorothy Danridge, Dorothy Jean Dandridge, Dottie, Miss D, Bessie Mae, Dottie Mae, Dorothy Daindridge, The Dandridge Sisters


: Singer, Actor, Pin-up girl


: 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Nov 9, 1922 - Sep 8, 1965 (42 years old)

Place of Birth

: Cleveland

Date of Death

: Sep 8, 1965

Place of Death

: West Hollywood

Cause of Death

: Drug overdose | Suicide | Embolism

Dorothy Dandridge Film Roles

  1. The Decks Ran Red
    The Decks Ran Red
  2. Carmen Jones
    Carmen Jones
  3. Porgy and Bess
  4. Hit Parade of 1943
    Count Basie Band Singer
  5. Island in the Sun
    Margot Seaton
  6. Tamango
    Aiché, Reiker's mistress
  7. Tarzan's Peril
    Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba
    Tarzan's Peril
  8. Lady from Louisiana
  9. Sundown
    Kipsang's Bride
  10. Atlantic City

Dorothy Dandridge Film Appearances

  1. Dorothy Dandridge: Singing at Her Best
  2. The Harlem Renaissance
  3. Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty
    Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty
  4. The Great American Songbook
    The Great American Songbook
  5. Small Steps, Big Strides
  6. Light's Diamond Jubilee
  7. That's Black Entertainment

Dorothy Dandridge TV Starring Roles

    Dorothy Dandridge TV Guest Roles

    1. The 27th Annual Academy Awards
    2. Donald O'Connor
    3. Fred Astaire / Dorothy Dandridge / Sammy Davis Jr. / Julius LaRosa
    4. Charles Laughton / Dorothy Dandridge / Harry James / Wayne & Schuster
    5. Dorothy Dandridge / Brook Benton / David Seville / Ames Brothers
    6. Dorothy Dandridge / Errol Flynn & Paulette Goddard / Sam Snead
    7. Martin & Lewis
    8. Dorothy Dandridge / Teresa Brewer / Jack Carter / Myron Cohen
    9. The 29th Annual Academy Awards
    10. Blues for a Junkman

    Dorothy Dandridge Albums

    1. Smooth Operator