Dorothy Dandridge | Hollywood Icons & Legends Series
Casual portrait of actress Dorothy Dandridge in the living room of her Beverly Hills home. Los Angeles, CA, 1954. Allan Grant, photographer.Life Magazine © Time Inc.
Dorothy Jean Dandridge (1922–1965) was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Carmen Jones, and in 1959 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Porgy and Bess.
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