Sunday, 12 November 2017
This post should have appeared on Thursday 9th November as that's when the actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge was born.
I bought this (made for TV) movieas although I knew her name I knew nothing about the person.
Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American actress to be nominated for an Oscar.
This was for her performance in the starring role of Carmen Jones, a film I am now very interested to see.
Saying I enjoyed this movie is a bit strange as it just made me feel intensely sad and so cross.
Ms Dandridge died when she was only 42 and there seems to have been controversy surrounding the circumstances of how she died.
The issues of racial discrimination she had endure are just appalling to watch and then there is how she was mis-treated by the big studios of Hollywood.
The movie is worth watching from a social history point of view alone.