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Dorothy Dandridge is legendary for the old Hollywood glamor she personifies. Check out our tips on how to own her classic looks.

Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965) - actress. Known for films: Porgy and Bess, Carmen Jones, and Drums of the Congo.

MY ICON! Ms. Dorothy Jean Dandridge will ALWAYS be the epitome of beauty, grace, and class. She had all of this during a time when society deemed black women incapable of having these qualities.

Her presence called a lie to the assumption that the movie goddess could only be some fair-haired white beauty. She had proved that black women could be cast as something other than giggling maids or hefty nurturers without lives of their own. — Donald Bogle