Posted by: Wikiriwhi on 2007-12-17Ms Dandridge was the star of the 1950's.
I was heart broken when I discovered her circumstances.
Life betrayed her constantly
By her end she was reduced to basic survival. A gross misjustice.
I found it particularly disheartening she died around the time segregation was disbanded.
As Nichelle Nichelles said, she was the queen who opened the door for black actors.
Not only one of the greatest losses, but one of the saddest.
Posted by: Sissy on 2007-08-12i saw a Lifetime movie about her life . . it was pretty rough and she died really young . .in her 40's i think.