Introducing Dorothy Dandridge [DVD] [English] [1999]
  • SKU: 18562787
  • Release Date: 05/11/2010
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • Cast and crew bios
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge was a singer, nightclub entertainer, and actress who became the first African-American woman to receive an Academy award nomination as Best Actress (for her standout performance in 1954's Carmen Jones; she lost to Grace Kelly). However, despite her striking beauty and obvious talent, Dandridge was a sexy, glamorous black femme fatale at a time when Hollywood pin-up queens were supposed to be giggly blondes. The film industry didn't know what to do with her, and while her nightclub act was a bit too smooth for the Southern roadhouse circuit, as a black performer she wasn't allowed to stay in many of the hotels and resorts where she performed. Dandridge also had a sad personal life, filled with tragedy and romantic disappointment, and she died of an overdose of pills in 1965, at the age of 41. This made-for-cable biographical drama stars Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge, supported by Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, and Klaus Maria Brandauer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Halle Berry
    Halle Berry - Dorothy Dandridge
  • Brent Spiner
    Brent Spiner - Earl Mills
  • Loretta Devine
    Loretta Devine - Ruby Dandridge
  • Cynda Williams
    Cynda Williams - Vivian Dandridge
  • La Tanya Richardson
    La Tanya Richardson - Auntie

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