Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge ★★★ 1999 (R)

Beautiful, sexy singer/actress Dorothy Dandridge (Berry) was the first African-American woman to be nominated for a best actress Oscar for her title role in 1955's “Carmen Jones.” Ten years later, at the age of 42, she was dead from an overdose of antidepressants after suffering a lifetime of tragedies—an abusive childhood, two failed marriages, a brain-damaged child, tumultuous affairs, limited career choices, and bad financial decisions. Based on the book by Dandridge's loyal manager, Earl Mills. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Tamara Taylor, Klaus Maria Brandauer, D.B. Sweeney, William Atherton; D: Martha Coolidge; W: Scott Abbott, Shonda Rhimes; C: Robbie Greenberg; M: Elmer Bernstein. CABLE

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