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Dorothy Dandridge
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Actress
    (November 9, 1922-September 8, 1965)
    Acted in 'Since You Went Away,' 'Carmen Jones,' 'Porgy and Bess,' 'Island in the Sun' and 'Tamango'
    Her voice was dubbed in 'Carmen Jones' and 'Porgy and Bess' despite her being an accomplished nightclub singer.
    She declared bankruptcy in 1963.
    She suffered from depression.
    Her death from an antidepressant overdose may have been a suicide.
    She was divorced twice.
    She had styage fright.
    She said 'If I were white, I could capture the world.'
    Her popularity faded in the early sixties.
    A hotel once drained its swimming pool to keep her from using it.
    She was the first black woman to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.
    She was a victim of child abuse.
    She was married to an abusive husband.
    Her daughter was born with a brain injury.
    Lena Horne called her ..'Our Marilyn Monroe.'
    Her view on prejudice was 'It is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away.'
    She is the first black woman to appear on the cover of LIFE Magazine.

Credit: Jon Mullich


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