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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

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Dorothy Dandridge was a singer, nightclub entertainer, and actress who became the first African-American woman to receive an Academy award nomination as Best Actress (for her standout performance in 1954's Carmen Jones; she lost to Grace Kelly). However, despite her striking beauty and obvious talent, Dandridge was a sexy, glamorous black femme fatale at a time when Hollywood pin-up queens were supposed to be giggly blondes. The film industry didn't know what to do with her, and while her

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Coolidge and Berry have an obvious affection and passion for this movie trailblazer, and the film they have made is an accordingly respectful tribute.

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A tiny bit over dramatized but very convincing perfomance by Halle Berry.
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