Introducing Dorothy Dandridge [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 18562787
  • Release Date: 05/11/2010
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • Cast and crew bios
  • Closed Captioned


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
  • Obba Babatunde
    Obba Babatunde - Harold Nicholas
  • Loretta Devine
    Loretta Devine - Ruby Dandridge
  • Cynda Williams
    Cynda Williams - Vivian Dandridge

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would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Halle Berry does an awesome job portraying Dorothy Dandridge. What an interesting story and the struggles she overcame during her life. Amazing to see the strength and endurance of such an actress , during that era .

    I would recommend this to a friend

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