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Actress Dorothy Dandridge pictures and photo gallery.
Birth name:Dorothy Jean Dandridge .
Born:November 9, 1922
She was an American actress. She was the first African American to be nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Actress category and the third African American to receive a nomination in any category overall (after Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters).
In 1965, Dandridge was found dead in her home in West Hollywood, California from an overdose of Imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant. She was 42 when she died.