Dorothy Dandridge (1922–1965)

Actress | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Carmen Jones (1954) | Porgy and Bess (1959) | Bright Road (1953)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations More »
AKA 
Dorothy Daindridge | The Dandridge Sisters
NICKNAMEs  
Dottie, Dottie Mae, Miss D, Bessie Mae, The Black Bombshell
BORN 
Nov 9, 1922 (died Sep 8, 1965)
HEIGHT 
5' 5" (1.65m)

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Past Film & Video (41 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Sing Your SongSing Your Song Performer ("Dat's Love")  Less 2011 $48K / —
  • Primary photo for Dieter & AndreasDieter & Andreas (Short) Grateful Acknowledgment  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Myra BreckinridgeMyra Breckinridge Performer ("Chattanooga Choo Choo") (uncredited)  Less 1970 $5MM $3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Marco PoloMarco Polo Empress Zaire  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for MalagaMalaga Gianna  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for Porgy and BessPorgy and Bess Bess, Performer ("Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "What You Want With Bess?", "I Loves You Porgy", "Summertime" (reprise))  Less 1959 $7MM $3.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for TamangoTamango Aiché, Reiker's mistress  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Decks Ran RedThe Decks Ran Red Mahia  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Island in the SunIsland in the Sun Margot Seaton  Less 1957 $2.2MM $8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Carmen JonesCarmen Jones Carmen Jones, Performer ("DAT'S LOVE", "YOU GO FOR ME", "DERE'S A CAFE ON DE CORNER", "WHIZZIN' AWAY ALONG DE TRACK", "THERE'S A MAN I'M CRAZY FOR", "CARD SONG", "FINAL DUET", "STRING ME HIGH ON A TREE")  Less 1954 $750K
  • Primary photo for Remains to Be SeenRemains to Be Seen Dorothy Dandridge, Performer ("Taking a Chance on Love") (uncredited)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Bright RoadBright Road Jane Richards, Performer ("Church in the Wildwood", "Sweet and Low") (uncredited)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The Harlem GlobetrottersThe Harlem Globetrotters Ann Carpenter  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Tarzan's PerilTarzan's Peril Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Swingtime JamboreeSwingtime Jamboree Actress  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Pillow to PostPillow to Post Herself - Vocalist (uncredited), Performer ("Whatcha Say?" (1945)) (uncredited)  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Atlantic CityAtlantic City Singer, Soundtrack ("RHYTHM FOR SALE"), Performer ("HARLEM ON PARADE")  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Since You Went AwaySince You Went Away Black Officer's Wife in Train Station (uncredited)  Less 1944 $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for Hit Parade of 1943Hit Parade of 1943 Count Basie Band Singer  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Happy Go LuckyHappy Go Lucky Showgirl (uncredited)  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Moo Cow BoogieMoo Cow Boogie (Short) Singer  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Lucky JordanLucky Jordan Hollyhock School Maid (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Night in New OrleansNight in New Orleans Sal, Shadrach's Girl (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Drums of the CongoDrums of the Congo Princess Malimi  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for The Night Before the DivorceThe Night Before the Divorce Party Maid (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Ride 'Em CowboyRide 'Em Cowboy Dancer (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for A Zoot Suit with a Reet PleatA Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat (Short) Herself, Performer ("A Zoot Suit (for My Sunday Gal)")  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Cow-Cow BoogieCow-Cow Boogie (Short) Herself, Performer ("Cow Cow Boogie")  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Bahama PassageBahama Passage Thalia  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for SundownSundown Kipsang's Wife  Less 1941 $1.2MM $874K / —
  • Primary photo for Sun Valley SerenadeSun Valley Serenade Specialty, Performer ("Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1941)) (uncredited)  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Lady from LouisianaLady from Louisiana Felice  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Four Shall DieFour Shall Die Helen Fielding  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for IreneIrene One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Going PlacesGoing Places Member of The Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Snow Gets in Your EyesSnow Gets in Your Eyes (Short) One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for It Can't Last ForeverIt Can't Last Forever Dandridge Sisters Act (uncredited)  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for A Day at the RacesA Day at the Races Black Singer (uncredited)  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Easy to TakeEasy to Take Member of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for The Big Broadcast of 1936The Big Broadcast of 1936 Member of the Dandridge Sisters (as The Dandridge Sisters)  Less 1935
  • Primary photo for Teacher's BeauTeacher's Beau (Short) Cabin Kid  Less 1935
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Pretty DudesPretty Dudes (TV Series) In Memory Of ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Cain's HundredCain's Hundred (TV Series) Norma Sherman ( 1 episode, 1962 ) , Performer ("The Man I Love") ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The 29th Annual Academy AwardsThe 29th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer & Presenter: Best Special Effects, Performer ("Julie")  Less 1957
Self (19 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for That Regis Philbin ShowThat Regis Philbin Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Open HouseOpen House (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Juke Box JuryJuke Box Jury (TV Series) Herself - Panellist ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Freedom SpectacularFreedom Spectacular (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Co-Host ( 5 episodes, 1963 )  Less 1963
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Singer / Herself ( 7 episodes, 1952–1961 )  Less 1952–1961
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  • Primary photo for Ford Star JubileeFord Star Jubilee (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Film FanfareFilm Fanfare (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London PalladiumVal Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The 27th Annual Academy AwardsThe 27th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing (In New York)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Light's Diamond JubileeLight's Diamond Jubilee (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1954 $150K
  • Primary photo for The George Jessel ShowThe George Jessel Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Herself - Singer ( 2 episodes, 1951–1953 )  Less 1951–1953
  • Primary photo for Songs for SaleSongs for Sale (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Cavalcade of StarsCavalcade of Stars (TV Series) Herself - Guest Vocalist ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952
    • Surprise Party (Apr 4, 1952) Herself - Guest Vocalist  Less
  • Primary photo for Easy StreetEasy Street (Short) Herself  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for LazybonesLazybones (Short) Herself - Dancer  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Yes, Indeed!Yes, Indeed! (Short) Herself  Less 1941
Archive Footage (17 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Girl 27Girl 27 Herself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Harlem RenaissanceHarlem Renaissance (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Dorothy Dandridge: An American BeautyDorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Dorothy Dandridge: Singing at Her BestDorothy Dandridge: Singing at Her Best (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for It's Black EntertainmentIt's Black Entertainment (TV Special) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for RedeemerRedeemer (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Herself - Subject / Herself ( 2 episodes, 1997–1999 )  Less 1997–1999
  • Primary photo for Classified XClassified X (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1998 $65 / —
  • Primary photo for Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in HollywoodSmall Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Republic Pictures StoryThe Republic Pictures Story (TV Movie) Singer (clip from Atlantic City (1944)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for That's Black EntertainmentThat's Black Entertainment Herself (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Brown SugarBrown Sugar (TV Mini-series) Herself  Less 1986– 
  • Primary photo for Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox MusicalsFred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Murder MenThe Murder Men Norma Sherman (archive footage)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Ebony ParadeEbony Parade Herself (archive footage) (as Dorothy Daindridge)  Less 1947
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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