Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Starring: Halle Berry
Director: Martha Coolidge
Actress, dancer, singer. Here was a woman with talent, beauty and ambition.
Dorothy with owed it to herself to make it to the top. And make it she would.
An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy 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. Marriages and
affairs would break her heart, but her heart was strong. Seductive and easily
seduced, she was born to be star - with all the glory and all the pain of being loved,
abused, cheated, glorified, undermined and undefeated. Here was a woman who wouldn't
wait in the wings.
Price: $14.95 [VHS] $19.99 [DVD]