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Dorothy Dandridge Biography; Cause Of Death, Sister, Daughter, Funeral And Parents

Dorothy Dandridge was a famous American actress, singer, and dancer who is best known as the first African-American film star to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Dorothy Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States of America. She is the daughter of Ruby Dandridge and Cyril Dandridge. Her parents divorced before she was born.

Dorothy Dandridge attended and graduated from the Actors Lab in Los Angeles. She made her debut in a film motion in 1936 called The Big Broadcast.

Dorothy Dandridge Cause Of Death

Dorothy Dandridge died on September 8, 1965, of a drug overdose at age 42.

Dorothy Dandridge Sister

Dorothy Dandridge has an elder sister called Vivian Dandridge who was also an actress and dancer. She died on October 26, 1991.

Dorothy Dandridge Daughter

Dorothy Dandridge is the mother of Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas.

Dorothy Dandridge Funeral

A funeral was held for Dorothy Dandridge where she was cremated at Forest Lawn. Top Holywood players were in attendance.

Dorothy Dandridge Parents

Dorothy Dandridge is the daughter of Ruby Dandridge and Cyril Dandridge.