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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
- Klaus Mar Brandauer

Overview - The troubled life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first African-American woman to garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (for CARMEN JONES) is dramatized in this fine made-for-HBO film from director Coolidge (RAMBLING ROSE). Gorgeous Berry shines as Dandridge in a role she seems born to play.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The troubled life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first African-American woman to garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (for CARMEN JONES) is dramatized in this fine made-for-HBO film from director Coolidge (RAMBLING ROSE). Gorgeous Berry shines as Dandridge in a role she seems born to play. Dandridge's close relationship with her manager (Spiner) is examined, as is her affair with director Otto Preminger, along with her first marriage to dancer Harold Nicholas, with whom she gave birth to a mentally disabled daughter. Aside from her personal struggles, the film also demonstrates the rampant racism of 1950's Hollywood which she had to endure throughout her short career.

Cast List

Martha Coolidge - American Director
Obba Babatunde - Star, FLIP THE SCRIPT (2006)
Halle Berry - Oscar winning actress, MONSTER'S BALL
Klaus Maria Brandauer - Austrian Actor
Brent Spiner - Actor, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 115
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929139545
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Racism
1950s
Actresses
Biographical
African American Cinema

 
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