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Remember that beautiful picture of Dorothy Dandridge with her “Tamango” co-star Alex Cressan in Paris? Well, here they are again, very likely at the same party in 1957. Photo: Jean Tesseyre/Paris Match via Getty Images.
Dorothy Dandridge presenting an Oscar at New York’s Century Theater on March 30, 1955. She was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Carmen Jones but lost to Grace Kelly who won for Country Girl. Photo: Ebony
Dorothy Dandridge, on the set of “Carmen Jones” at the RKO lot in Hollywood in 1954. In the film, the police were military police in tan uniforms, so my guess is that these gentlemen were real policemen (security on the set?) I found the photo (perhaps taken by a studio photographer) via Tumblr on a Dorothy Dandridge tribute blog (dorothydandridge.tumblr.com) where it was submitted by a fan.
The one and only Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on this day 90 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio. She is pictured at home in 1954 in a photo by Allan Grant. Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty.
Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in an offstage moment from “Carmen Jones” that appeared in the September 30, 1954 issue of Jet. They also appeared on the cover.
Lest you think Dorothy Dandridge was just a pretty face… in this May 1963 photo, Ms. Dandridge is addressing a crowd gathered to hear the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak during his first visit to Los Angeles. The crowd of more than 35,000 jammed into Wrigley Field in Los Angeles (NOT Chicago’s famous Wrigley Field!) for a freedom rally. Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images.
Dorothy Dandridge rehearsing with composer, arranger and vocal coach extraordinaire Phil Moore in March 1951. Mr. Moore also coached, arranged and/or wrote songs for Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Pearl Bailey, Ava Gardner, Diahann Carroll, Johnny Mathis and The Supremes. Photo by Ed Clark/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.
Dorothy Dandridge and Alex Cressan, her co-star in the 1958 film “Tamango” (he played the title role, the leader of a slave revolt) at Maxim’s in Paris in April, 1957. Mr. Cressan was a medical student in Martinique before he made “Tamango,” his only film. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.
A young Dorothy Dandridge with a group of beauty queens in the 1940s. Photo: Clyde Woods.