TV Movie | R | | Biography, Drama, Music
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)).
You think because you've become a big film star by shaking your tail, people aren't going to treat you like you're colored? Well, I'm something too! I'm something too! I'm more than Dorothy Dandridge's *big sister*! Didn't you ever notice that? ...
Otto Preminger tells Dorothy Dandridge that Carmen Jones (1954) is the first major studio movie to feature an all-black cast. MGM's Cabin in the Sky (1943) was released 11 years earlier.