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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Saturday, August 21, 1999 N/A
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  • Season: 1998-99
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Biography, Black Story, Hollywood/Show Biz, Period Piece

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Plot Synopsis

The life of the legendary singer, dancer and actress from the height of her career in the 40's and 50's to her untimely death at age 42 in 1965. She made history by becoming the first black woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in ''Carmen Jones''. She also fought heartache over two failed marriages, the institutionalization of her only child and a drug dependency.


Production Company:

  • Esparza/Katz Prods. IAW Berry/Cirrincione

Production Type:

  • Independent
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