Dorothy Danridge

Dorothy Danridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American actress and popular singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.

After several minor bit parts in films, Dandridge landed her first noted film role in Tarzan's Peril (starring Lex Barker), in 1951. Dandridge won her first starring role in 1953, playing a teacher in a low-budget film with a nearly all-black cast, Bright Road, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Dorothy Danridge is known for the following perfumes:

Tabu by Dana
Tabu by Dana

Eau de toilette...a blend of rich rose, orange blossom, jasmine, vetiver, oakmoss, amber and musk