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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Format: DVD     Release Date: 05/11/2010
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Dorothy Dandridge was a singer, nightclub entertainer, and actress who became the first African-American woman to receive an Academy award nomination as Best Actress (for her standout performance in 1954's Carmen Jones; she lost to Grace Kelly). However, despite her striking beauty and obvious talent, Dandridge was a sexy, glamorous black femme fatale at a time when Hollywood pin-up queens were supposed to be giggly blondes. The film industry didn't know what to do with her, and while her nightclub act was a bit too smooth for the Southern roadhouse circuit, as a black performer she wasn't allowed to stay in many of the hotels and resorts where she performed. Dandridge also had a sad personal life, filled with tragedy and romantic disappointment, and she died of an overdose of pills in 1965, at the age of 41. This made-for-cable biographical drama stars Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge, supported by Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, and Klaus Maria Brandauer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Disc #1 -- Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

1. "Introducing" [7:24]
2. The Date [6:31]
3. Mrs Harold Nicholas [8:56]
4. Lynn [5:13]
5. Earl Mills [16:19]
6. A Reading With Preminger [8:29]
7. Otto & Carmen [12:16]
8. A Colored Star [12:53]
9. The Academy Awards [11:16]
10. The Dennison Mistake [6:39]
11. "Don't Let Them Look at Me" [5:53]
12. Back on Track [8:23]
13. "I Got Rhythm"/Credits [5:05]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: May 11, 2010
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • Length: 115 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Surround (4.0)
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • UPC: 883929139545
  • Product ID: 2919262
  • Genre: Drama

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