Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

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Overview

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 nightclub act was a bit ...
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Overview

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 nightclub act was a bit too smooth for the Southern roadhouse circuit, as a black performer she wasn't allowed to stay in many of the hotels and resorts where she performed. Dandridge also had a sad personal life, filled with tragedy and romantic disappointment, and she died of an overdose of pills in 1965, at the age of 41. This made-for-cable biographical drama stars Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge, supported by Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, and Klaus Maria Brandauer.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Cast and crew bios
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2010
  • UPC: 883929139545
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Repackaged / Subtitled / Pan & Scan / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,468

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Halle Berry Dorothy Dandridge
Brent Spiner Earl Mills
Obba Babatunde Harold Nicholas
Loretta Devine Ruby Dandridge
Cynda Williams Vivian Dandridge
La Tanya Richardson Auntie
Tamara Taylor Geri Nicholas
D.B. Sweeney Jack Dennison
Klaus Maria Brandauer Otto Preminger
William Atherton Darryl F. Zanuck
Sharon Brown Etta Jones
Mark Bramhall Carmen Jones Production Designer
Benjamin Brown Sidney Poitier
Alexis Carrington
Sarah Scott Davis
Billy Mayo Sergeant
Technical Credits
Martha Coolidge Director
Scott Abbott Screenwriter
Larry Albucher Producer
Halle Berry Executive Producer
Vincent Cirrincione Executive Producer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Moctesuma Esparza Executive Producer
Robbie Greenberg Cinematographer
Alan Heim Editor
Robert Katz Executive Producer
Shelley Komarov Costumes/Costume Designer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Joshua Maurer Executive Producer
Shonda Rhimes Screenwriter
Shonda Rimes Screenwriter
James Spencer Production Designer
Robin Urdang Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
1. "Introducing" [7:24]
2. The Date [6:31]
3. Mrs Harold Nicholas [8:56]
4. Lynn [5:13]
5. Earl Mills [16:19]
6. A Reading With Preminger [8:29]
7. Otto & Carmen [12:16]
8. A Colored Star [12:53]
9. The Academy Awards [11:16]
10. The Dennison Mistake [6:39]
11. "Don't Let Them Look at Me" [5:53]
12. Back on Track [8:23]
13. "I Got Rhythm"/Credits [5:05]
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Disc #1 -- Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
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   Chapters
   Cast/Crew
      Dorothy Dandridge-Halle Berry
      Earl Millas-Brent Spiner
      Harold Nicholas-Obba Babatunde
      Ruby Dandridge-Loretta Devine
      Auntie-Latanya Richardson
      Jack Denison-DB Sweeney
      Cast
         Geri Nicholas-Tamara Taylor
         Vivian Dandridge-Cynda Williams
         Otto Preminger-Klaus Maria Brandauer
      Crew
         Directed By-Martha Coolidge
         Written By-Shonda Rhimes
         Written By-Scott Abott
   Languages
      English Dolby Surround
      Español
   Subtitles
      English
      Français
      Español
      Subtitles: Off
   Added Feature
      Another HBO Original Movie You Are Sure to Love
         Play Trailer
      The Perspectives Colllection 3
         Play Trailer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Halle Berry Rules!!!

    'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge' was an outstanding movie to watch that really stands the ground of history my fellow African Americans can relate to. Beautifully shoots well.

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