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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award (Carmen Jones (1954)). Halle Berry is the first African-American to win a Best Actress Academy Award (Monster's Ball (2001)).
Minutes before she is to take the stage in Miami, Dorothy Dandridge discovers that the club is still under construction. Her act involved a good deal of choreography and perhaps even rehearsal, so she should have been aware. At the very least, she would have checked out the stage to get the physical layout of the performance space before she made her entrance.
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