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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

(DVD - 2010 )
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
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An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy Dandridge still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds, she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of Carmen Jones, becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award.
Title: Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
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Publisher: [New York, NY] : HBO Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2010
Edition: Full screen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: HBO Pictures presents an Esparza/Katz production in association with Berry/Cirrincione ; a Martha Coolidge film ; produced by Larry Y. Albucher ; screenplay by Shonda Rimes and Scott Abbott
Notes: Originally produced as motion picture in 1999
Based on the book by Earl Mills
Special features include: interactive menus, cast and crew bios
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy Dandridge still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds, she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of Carmen Jones, becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award.
Alternate Title: Dorothy Dandridge
ISBN: 0780661753
9780780661752
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama INTRODUCI
Credits: Music by Elmer Bernstein ; director of photography, Robbie Greenberg.
Performers: Halle Berry, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, Latanya Richardson, Tamara Taylor, Alexis Carrington.
System Details: DVD; Dolby surround, region 1, aspect 4:3
Other Language: Dialogue in English with optional Spanish-dubbed soundtrack, and optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Dandridge, Dorothy, 1922-1965 Drama African American singers Drama African American actresses Drama Dandridge, Dorothy, 1922-1965 Teatro. bidex Afronorteamericanos Teatro. bidex Cantantes Biografía Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: African American singers
African American actresses
Afronorteamericanos
Cantantes
Publisher No: 3000031147 HBO Home Video/Warner Home Video
2000041756 Warner Home Video
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Martha Coolidge directed Halle Barry in this story of African American actress Dandridge.


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silly me. I thought this was a documentary.

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