Dorothy Dandridge


Is Dorothy Dandridge Dead or Still Alive? Dorothy Dandridge Birthday and Date of Death

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge Death

Dorothy passed away on September 8, 1965 at the age of 42 in West Hollywood, California, USA. Dorothy's cause of death was accidental barbiturate overdose.

Dorothy Dandridge death quick facts:
  • When did Dorothy Dandridge die?

    September 8, 1965
  • How did Dorothy Dandridge die? What was the cause of death?

    Accidental barbiturate overdose
  • How old was Dorothy Dandridge when died?

  • Where did Dorothy Dandridge die? What was the location of death?

    West Hollywood, California, USA

Dorothy Dandridge Birthday and Date of Death

Dorothy Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 and died on September 8, 1965. Dorothy was 42 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: November 9, 1922
Date of Death: September 8, 1965
Age at Death: 42

Is Dorothy Dandridge's father, Cyril Dandridge, dead or alive?

Cyril Dandridge's information is not available now.

Is Dorothy Dandridge's mother, Ruby Dandridge, dead or alive?

Dorothy Dandridge's mother, Ruby Dandridge, died on October 17, 1987 as she was 87 years old.

Dorothy Dandridge's sister :

  • Dorothy Dandridge's sister, Vivian Dandridge, died on October 26, 1991 as he was 70 years old.

Dorothy Dandridge - Biography

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Porgy and Bess. She is the subject of the 1999 HBO biographical film, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dandridge was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Harold Nicholas and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. Dandridge died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 42.