Dorothy Dandridge: An Intimate Biography

Holloway House Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Softcover illustrated with lovely cover portrait of Dandridge (not issued in hardcover). Very good, internally clean. 237 pp. with index. Illustrated with photos. Scarce. An intimate portrait of Hollywood's first major black film star, Dorothy Dandridge. This reissue of the 1970 original book was issued in conjunction with the HBO original movie starring Halle Berre as Dandridge. Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965) was a singer and dancer who performed in such famed locales as the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club; as an actress she was nominated for a Leading Actress Oscar in 1954 for "Carmen Jones" and for a Golden Globe for "Porgy and Bess". She died at age 42 under uncertain circumstances. Very Good. Item #E21451
ISBN: 9780870678998

Price: $17.50

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