Sunday, February 7, 2010

Influential African American Woman In Fashion

Dorothy Dandridge is the Oscar-nominated actress whose most known for her role as Carmen Jones. As teens she and her sister Vivian were part of an act known as the Dandridge Sisters; they reached New York's famous Cotton Club, and from there Dorothy worked her way into small movie parts in Hollywood. She married dancer Harold Nicholas in 1942, but it wasn't until they divorced in 1949 that Dandridge's career would begin to soar.Dandridge became the first African-American woman ever nominated for an Academy Award as best actress for the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandrige's style and fashion had the ability to capture many people. Her photos are absolutely breath-taking which makes her an Influential African American Woman In Fashion.

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