Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Actress

First African-American film star to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Client Since 2008.

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is the first African-American film star to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was for her performance in Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.

"It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away."

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