Dorothy Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career she performed as a part of The Wonder Children. later The Dandridge Sisters appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dorothy Dandridge – Zoot Suit soundie
A Jig In The Jungle – Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge – Cow Cow Boogie
Dorothy Dandridge and Louis Armstrong “Whatcha Say?” 1944
Glenn Mller. Dorothy Dandridge. Nicholas Brothers.