Halle Berry is celebrating Dorothy Dandridge's 100th birthday. Berry shared a tweet that included a side-by-side of a young Dandridge and herself when she portrayed the trailblazing actress in the '90s. "23 years ago I was privileged to bring the life of Dorothy Dandridge to the screen," the actress wrote...
Producers Richard Bell, N’Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge the Musical at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie on July 17 and 18 @ 7:30 pm.
In a newly released video from The Ed Sullivan Show archives, Dorothy Dandridge performs a thrilling rendition of the Nat King Cole classic “That’s All,” originally released in 1953, seven years before the history-making actress and performer’s appearance on the variety show on March 27, 1960.
Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte appeared in three feature films together – Bright Road, Carmen Jones, and Island in the Sun. “For me, at age twenty-five, Bright Road was just a fun first stab at acting in films. For Dorothy Dandridge, who was then twenty-nine, it meant much more,” Belafonte wrote in his autobiography. “I had the chance to observe, at close range, the actress Dorothy Dandridge, a future legend, in her first starring role.”