Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

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A rare original vintage 1959 index card, clearly signed in ink by Dorothy Dandridge


From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is May 1959. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   


11x9cm Index Card




About Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE d1965. American actress, singer and dancer. She is the first African-American film star to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954). She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theatre. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children (later The Dandridge Sisters) and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles. In 1959, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Porgy and Bess". She was married and divorced twice. First to dancer Harold Nicholas (the father of her daughter Harolyn Suzanne) and then to hotel owner Jack Denison. She died in mysterious circumstances in California aged just 42 on September 8th 1965


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