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Lena Horne often referred to Dorothy as “OUR Marilyn Monroe”. Dorothy and Lena occasionally saw each other at an after hours joint called Brother’s. While they were always friendly, the two black goddesses would never become close friends. They were constantly compared, and Dorothy hated that. Our World, a national black publication, ran a feature titled "Dorothy Dandridge Learns to Dance." This article stated "she [Dorothy Dandridge] has the voice, looks and sophistication to rival Lena’s…

Lena Horne often referred to Dorothy as “OUR Marilyn Monroe”. Dorothy and Lena occasionally saw each other at an after hours joint called Brother’s. While they were always friendly, the two black goddesses would never become close friends. They were constantly compared, and Dorothy hated that. Our World, a national black publication, ran a feature titled "Dorothy Dandridge Learns to Dance." This article stated "she [Dorothy Dandridge] has the voice, looks and sophistication to rival Lena’s…

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https://flic.kr/p/CrZUEY | Dorothy Dandridge and Alex Cressan in Tamango (1958) | East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 1276, 1960. Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965) 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 Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, 1954). She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and…

https://flic.kr/p/CrZUEY | Dorothy Dandridge and Alex Cressan in Tamango (1958) | East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 1276, 1960. Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965) 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 Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, 1954). She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and…

December 1965 Dorothy Dandridge memorial issue: “The Life and Death of Dorothy Dandridge.” In 1957, Dottie actually filed a two million dollar lawsuit against the publication alleging defamation for a story that they ran titled “Dorothy Dandridge and...

December 1965 Dorothy Dandridge memorial issue: “The Life and Death of Dorothy Dandridge.” In 1957, Dottie actually filed a two million dollar lawsuit against the publication alleging defamation for a story that they ran titled “Dorothy Dandridge and...

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