Remembering the Great Dorothy Dandridge

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Dorothy Dandridge performing at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Photo credit Twitter: Dorothy J Dandridge @DandridgeLove
Dorothy Dandridge performing at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Photo credit Twitter: Dorothy J Dandridge
@DandridgeLove

Dorothy Dandridge is iconic actress who blazed a trail for the theater and cinema industry during her heyday. Dandridge acquired fame coming up through the ranks performing shows at some of the most prestigious venues in the 1930’s such as, the world famous Apollo Theater and Cotton Club. During the forties and fifties Dandridge would go on to secure many film roles as well; most notably the musical, Carmen Jones, in which starred as the leading actress. In her prime Dandridge received widespread acclaim as a singer and actress and ranked amongst the top paid actors of her time. Media Entrées wants to celebrate history makers, such as Dandridge who helped to innovate the entertainment industry as it is known today. The video below contains a one-woman stage play entitled “Lonely Girl” that was written by Leroy Richardson and performed by Wanda Ray Willis. The event took place at Vintage Hollywood Private Klub in Los Angeles, CA. Enjoy!

Link to “Lonely Girl”

 

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