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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 11: 1965 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK:SOPHS - "INTRO-DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

MY SELECTION NO. 11 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE SIXTIES" IS


"INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE STARRING "HALLE BERRY"!!
Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.[3]Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1959 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter, Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at age 42.[4]

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"INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE" STARRING HALLE BERRY!!

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999.[1]The teleplay is drawn exclusively from the biography of Dorothy Dandridge by Earl Mills.[2]The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein, who had known Dandridge and Otto Preminger.[3] The film is marketed with the tagline: "Right woman. Right place. Wrong time."

2000 Emmy Awards

2000 Golden Globes


  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV—Halle Berry (won)

  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (nominated)

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV—Klaus Maria Brandauer (nominated)

2000 Image Awards


  • Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special—Halle Berry (won)

  • Outstanding Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special (won)

  • Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special—Obba Babatundé (nominated)

2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards


  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries—Halle Berry (won)



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    PLEASE CONTINUE STROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH
    THE 1965 L.C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES CLASS....


















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