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Dorothy Dandridge

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In 1955 Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for her starting role in the Otto Preminger film Carmen Jones. From her early years as an entertainer in churches, her singing career as one of the famous Dandridge Sisters, her triumphs in such motion pictures as Porgy and Bess, this in ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Holloway House
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I liked the book but couldnt stand how the author jumped around sooo much. I was also confused at how he had actual, word-for-word conversations as if Dorothy took the time to give him her life verbatim. I can understand him summarizing her words or even her summarizing her life but really? word-for-word? ok, whatever. Anyhoo, its just like the movie. Her life was so unfair, in my opinion, like Ms. Josephine Baker but she was a beautiful person. Good read overalll.
This is the 4th edition of Earl Mills book and I purchased it since I had all of the previous ones.

Is worth purchasing just because your a DD fan.

Also, more information is in the book due to the inclusion of the movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" A behind the scenes look at this movie. More information about the whereabout's of Dorothy's family and co-workers.

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