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ISBN:
087067899X
Author:
Kensington
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Holloway House; An Original Holloway House Premiere Trade Ed edition (July 1, 1997)
Pages:
160 pages
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1479 kb
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Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for. She is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.

Dorothy Dandridge-Nicholas Dorothy Nicholas Dorothy Dandridge-Denison Dorothy Denison. Actress, Singer, Dancer. The Dandridge Sisters continued strong for several years, and were booked in several high-profile nightclubs, including the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Dandridge's first on-screen appearance was a small part in an Our Gang comedy short, Teacher's Beau in 1935. As a part of The Dandridge Sisters, she also appeared in The Big Broadcast of 1936. pp. 81. ISBN 0-758-20243-1. Ruby Dandridge moved to Hollywood, California, where she found steady work on radio and film in small parts as a domestic servant. The Wonder Kids" were renamed "The Dandridge Sisters" and booked into such venues as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City.

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Around 1934, Dorothy and Vivian teamed up with another singer named Etta Jones and, billed as the Dandridge Sisters, began touring with a popular band. Their talents eventually landed them a regular spot at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, New York where white audiences flocked to see a wide variety of black performers.

A biography of the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Oscar, written by her former manager, discusses her struggle to succeed in an all-white profession and her turbulent personal life.
  • Buzatus
Having read Donald Bogle's version, where you get endless details, Earl does a concise, though captivating, story. You get the relevant facts from someone who was a manager, friend, and ultimately, lover. Earl's version captures the essence of Dorothy Dandridge beautifully. You get to know her, see her, (he has some photographs that I've not seen in other books) and get a feel of what she was about. In your minds eye you can visualize her just as Earl does. He depicts her eloquently and gives a good, factual description of her career and all the trials and tribulations that she endured. His story (Dorothy's story) is about many things. Love, rascism, what being a 'colored' woman really meant during her time and he also gives a notable account of how things really haven't changed. Because Dorothy was gorgeous, talented and because she never found the love that she was searching for, even though she had the man who truly loved her right by her side, is what makes this story a tragic one. The side story about her retarded daughter is also extremely heart-wrenching.
  • Modimeena
I thought the book was poorly organized and had factual errors. Okay, I'll give the guy a break because he's not a pro writer. Its haphazard arrangement is confusing, and he seems to have had only one source, the subject. He believed anything she said without checking it out with anyone else. The coda of the paperback edition, which has details about the movie, is written in an extremely annoying, fawning style with lots of out-of-place, phony enthusiasm. I'm surprised the movie turned out so good, being made from this book. The only good part is if you're a fan of one of the movie's stars, as I am, it has quotes from some of them.
  • Golden Lama
I want to thank Earl Mills for writing this heartwarming book, Dorothy Dandridge. After watching the HBO special starring Halle Berry, I wanted to read more about the life of Dorothy Dandridge. I was so impressed with her, it moved me in ways inexplicable to others! I recommend this book to all. The book even goes in detail about the making of the HBO Movie. Halle Berry and Brent Spiner (who portrayed the author) comment on their experiences as well. You will not be disappointed.
  • Tholmeena
I enjoyed this excellent, easy to read book of Dorothy Dandridge's careet. The pages of information about the movie stars who played Dorothy Dandridge, Otto Preminger and Earl Mills were outstanding. I could have kept reading forever.
  • Kirizius
I highly recommend this book because it written by someone who cared for Dorothy deeply. He was there during most of the events surrounding her stardom and can give an account of these events. It is much like Marilyn Monroe's tragic life, except Dorothy had so much talent and had to deal with all of the discrimination. I think anyone interested in learning about her life and rise to stardom would enjoy this book.
  • Ghordana
I really enjoyed the book my Mr. Mills. You can see very clearly that he cared for her deeply. The pictures contained in the book show she was beautiful. Her life story was very tragic, much like Marilyn Mornroe. I think book is very well wriiten and makes reference to her career and feelings. I am sure Earl Mills knew her better than any other person in Hollywood.
  • Thomeena
Dorothy Dandridge as told by people close to her. This book gives another insight to her life and problems. Dorothy's choice in men was not as good as picking movie roles. Shame she had so much talent.
This is a story of Dandridge's life as told by someone who obviously loved Dorothy very much (Mills and Dandridge had a personal friendship as well as a professional relationship). Being her manager, Mills had access to and shows here many, many photos of the beautiful Dandridge. On the outside looking in, Mills tells the story of a woman who seems to have been abused -- physically, emotionally, at times sexually -- since day one. But she was very smart and very talented and she knew what she wanted. And for the most part, she accomplished it -- she was the premier black American actress (as well as sex symbol) of her generation. She could act, she could sing, she could dance -- she seemed to have it all. But Hollywood was not really ready for Dorothy and it showed; Dorothy was a comely, sexy romantic lead in her pictures, but whether or not she could just kiss her often white male co-star would throw the producers and the studios into a tizzy, resulting in a frustrated Dandridge acting in movies where her reel relationships were more implied rather than shown. There was even more frustration in Dorothy's real relationships with white men; though they'd gladly court her, they wouldn't take the next step and marry her. The one white man who did take that next step and married her seems to have been interested more in Dorothy's money than her charms. Bankruptcy and ill health contributed to the decline of Dorothy's later life and career. Still, she persevered and was on the way to making a comeback -- but this was cut short by her untimely death. It was Mills who found Dandridge lying on the floor of her apartment. But was it a suicide or an accidental death? Similar to the deaths of Hollywood legends Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, we may never know...