“…Our Marilyn Monroe”
Born November 9, 1922, and known for her cool sensational voice, her unique attractiveness, her beautiful dark eyes, & her charming class…
poised with elegance, glamour, and grace, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an icon of Hollywood adorableness and artistry for Black America.
I have been so fascinated with the late Miss D for some years now, and every time I watch either Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, or Island in the Sun, I get amazed all over again by her intriguing talents.
“…America’s First Black Sex Symbol”
I feel so honored to share the same birthday with the first African American actress to be nominated for an Oscar for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”… the 3rd African American to receive a nomination in any category at all… and the first African American woman to polish the cover of “Life” magazine.
“Harold says I’m the most beautiful girl in the world.“
-Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge
Wasn’t she dazzling?
She would have been 89 years old, today.
Dorothy Jean Dandridge
-November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965–
Oh… and what about me?
Well… I’m just a lucky gal, another year older, celebrating the gift of “me” to the world!
Thank you mommy & daddy!