The beautiful Dorothy Dandridge, was legendary.  She was a multitalented woman way ahead of her time. Dorothy’s mother Ruby and her lover Geneva Williams were abusive and taught Dorothy nothing about vetting good, quality men. Tragically almost every man in Dorothy’s romantic life left her heartbroken and broken.  These would include her no account of a husband Harold Nicholas to the weak Peter Lawford who could not take the public pressure of interracial unions, to the married director Otto Preminger to her abusive, slimy husband Jack Denison and others. Dorothy Dandridge made the same mistake over and over again never getting it right. Dorothy’s own sister Vivian due to jealousy abandoned her too. Tragic life, tragic death.

Dorothy Dandridge

      Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge and Peter Lawford

                                 Dorothy Dandridge and Peter Lawford

Dorothy Dandridge and husband Harold Nicholas

                       Dorothy Dandridge and husband Harold Nicholas

 

Dorothy Dandridge and Otto Preminger

Dorothy Dandridge and Otto Preminger

Dorothy Dandridge and husband Jack Denison

      Dorothy Dandridge and husband Jack Denison

 

A delightful performance of young Dorothy Dandridge in Zoot Suit.

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