Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen Jones", becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Marriages and affairs would break her heart, but her heart was strong. Seductive and easily seduced, she was born to be a star - with all the glory and all the pain of being loved, abused, cheated, glorified, undermined and undefeated. Here was a woman who wouldn't wait in the wings. Halle Berry stars as Dorothy Dandrige.

Directing:
  • Martha Coolidge

Writing:
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Scott Abbott
  • Earl Mills

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-08-21
themoviedb icon 6.0/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 120
Loretta Devine
Loretta Devin...
Ruby Dandridge
D. B. Sweeney
D. B. Sweeney
Jack Denison
Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
Earl Mills
Halle Berry
Halle Berry
Dorothy Dandridge
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria B...
Otto Preminger
Obba Babatundé
Obba Babatund...
Harold Nicholas
Billy Mayo
Billy Mayo
Sergeant
Tamara Taylor
Tamara Taylor
Geri Nicholas
William Atherton
William Ather...
Darryl Zanuck
Cynda Williams
Cynda William...
Vivian Dandridge
LaTanya Richardson
LaTanya Richa...
Auntie
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