Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Starring: Brent Spiner & Halle Berry Director: Martha Coolidge  Rated: R: Restricted
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Item:  HBO 13954D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: HBO Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Cast and crew bios
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Product Description:

The troubled life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first African-American woman to garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (for CARMEN JONES) is dramatized in this fine made-for-HBO film from director Coolidge (RAMBLING ROSE). Gorgeous Berry shines as Dandridge in a role she seems born to play. Dandridge's close relationship with her manager (Spiner) is examined, as is her affair with director Otto Preminger, along with her first marriage to dancer Harold Nicholas, with whom she gave birth to a mentally disabled daughter. Aside from her personal struggles, the film also demonstrates the rampant racism of 1950's Hollywood which she had to endure throughout her short career.

Plot Keywords:

1950s | Actresses | African American Cinema | Biographical | Racism

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  • Sales Rank: 106,040
  • UPC: 883929139545
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