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Writers (WGA):
Earl Mills (book)
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Release Date:
21 August 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Right woman. Right place. Wrong time. See more »
Plot:
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A labor of love by Halle Berry See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Halle Berry ... Dorothy Dandridge

Brent Spiner ... Earl Mills

Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Otto Preminger

Obba Babatundé ... Harold Nicholas (as Obba Babatunde)

Loretta Devine ... Ruby Dandridge

Cynda Williams ... Vivian Dandridge

LaTanya Richardson ... Auntie

Tamara Taylor ... Geri Nicholas

William Atherton ... Darryl Zanuck

D.B. Sweeney ... Jack Denison
Don Gettinger ... Hotel Clerk

Nicholas Hormann ... Oscar Emcee

Sharon Brown ... Etta Jones
Darrian C. Ford ... Fayard Nicholas
M.J. Sawyer ... B&W Movie Actress

Joanne Baron ... Doctor
Alexis Carrington ... Lynn at Age 4

Margaret Easley ... Ring-a-ding Girl
Clinton Derricks-Carroll ... Phil Moore

Kerri Randles ... Marilyn Monroe

Jon Mack ... Ava Gardner
Ken Michelman ... Byron Haskin ('Tarzan's Peril' director)
Chaz Monet ... Lynn at age 8

Tom Virtue ... Miami Comic

Larry Poindexter ... Joey Young

Irene Roseen ... Otto's Secretary

Mark Bramhall ... Edward Ilou ("Carmen Jones" Assistant Director)
André Carthen ... Harry Belafonte (as Andre Carthen)
Andrew Hibbard ... Clapper Boy

Guy Torry ... First Actor
Robin Michelle McClamb ... First Actress (as Robin Vaughn)

Dwain A. Perry ... Private (as Dwain Perry)

Billy Mayo ... Sergeant
Renton Kirk ... Second Actor

Sarah Scott Davis ... Second Actress

Raphael Sbarge ... Vegas Hotel Manager
Robert Phelps ... Studio Publicist
Darrel W. Wright ... Mocambo Dancer (as Darrel Wright)
Anthony Demarco ... Mocambo Dancer
Stephen Smith ... Mocambo Dancer

Benjamin Brown ... Sidney Poitier

Brian Hatton ... Oliver Smith ("Porgy and Bess Assistant Director)
James Krag ... Reporter

Lee Allan ... Reporter

Clement von Franckenstein ... Judge (as Clement Franckenstein)

Aiysha Sinclair ... Lynn at 18

Brad Blumenthal ... Mocambo Emcee (as Brad Parker)

F. William Parker ... Coroner

Jon Lindstrom ... Assistant Coroner

Mik Scriba ... Detective

Michael Laskin ... Radio Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

MarLee Candell ... Fan at Academy Awards (uncredited)
Peter Darren ... Soldier (uncredited)
David Mitchell Evans ... Photographer (uncredited)

Gilley Grey ... Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
Dave Mallow ... Master of Ceremonies (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Martha Coolidge 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Earl Mills (book "Dorothy Dandridge")

Shonda Rhimes (teleplay) and
Scott Abbott (teleplay)

Produced by
Larry Y. Albucher .... line producer
Halle Berry .... executive producer
Vince Cirrincione .... executive producer
Moctesuma Esparza .... executive producer
Robert Katz .... executive producer
Joshua D. Maurer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer  (as James Spencer)
 
Art Direction by
A. Leslie Thomas 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Greenfield 
 
Costume Design by
Shelley Komarov 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Adrissi .... makeup artist
Kali Balugo .... additional makeup artist
Jennifer Bell .... hair stylist
Carol Brown .... additional makeup artist (as Carol M. Brown)
Lisa Buono .... makeup artist
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist: Ms. Berry
Kokeeta Douglas .... additional makeup artist
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup artist: Halle Berry
Sheila Evers .... assistant makeup artist
Kathrine Gordon .... hair department head
Virginia Kearns .... hair stylist
Marlene Mason .... additional makeup artist
Katherine Rees .... hair stylist
Edna Sheen .... key makeup artist (as Edna M. Sheen)
Richard Snell .... makeup artist: Mr. Brandauer
Laini Thompson .... makeup department head
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Larry Y. Albucher .... unit production manager
Mark S. Hoerr .... post-production supervisor
Robert Rothbard .... production manager
Nita Wilson .... production supervisor
Sally Young .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chemen Ochoa .... second second assistant director (as Chemen A. Ochoa)
Kaaren F. Ochoa .... first assistant director
Eric Oliver .... second second assistant director
Phil Robinson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron M. Albucher .... art department assistant (as Aaron Albucher)
Gregory D. Allison .... propmaker
Shane Buckallew .... lead plaster foreman
William S. Cash .... propmaker
Shawn Crossan .... propmaker
Brian A. Deitch .... set dresser
Andrew Endsley .... second assistant props (as Andrew M. Endsley)
Rod Gregory .... set dresser
Randy Ingraham .... carpenter (as Randy E. Ingraham)
Greg Kovach .... propmaker
Paul Litteken .... propmaker (as Paul A. Litteken)
Charles 'Chuck' Lungren .... paint foreman (as Charles Lungren)
Abraham Malina Jr. .... labor foreman
David Moll .... property master
Mike Nauta .... propmaker
Guy Owens .... set dresser
Mark A. Powell .... construction coordinator
Kristen Pratt .... set designer
Pat Ruddell .... propmaker
Darlene Salinas .... art department coordinator
John M. Schenk .... first assistant props (as John Michael Schenk)
Edward Schiff .... construction foreman
Matt Shepherd .... set dresser
Shana Sigmond .... buyer
Tim Snowber .... lead man
Cheryl Gould Strang .... set dresser (as Cheryl Gould)
Edward Tamayo .... set dresser
Paulo Alegria .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound effects editor (as Mike Babcock)
David Beadle .... dialogue editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Mike Broomberg)
Cary Butler .... foley mixer
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound recordist
Larry Goeb .... dialogue editor
David Hankins .... supervising sound editor
Sonya Henry .... dialogue editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Doug Kent .... adr editor
Helen Luttrell .... dialogue editor
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator (as Harrison 'Duke' Marsh)
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor
Frank Smathers .... sound effects editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Scott Reed .... head sound manager (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Nelson .... special effects
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Timothy Clark .... matte painter (as Tim Clark)
 
Stunts
LaFaye Baker .... stunt coordinator (as La Faye Baker)
Mike Gunther .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney R. Baldwin)
Shawn Blakeman .... electrician
Danny Brazen .... grip
Henry Christian III .... rigging lighting technician
Billy Clevenger .... camera operator
Loren Corl .... key grip
Andreas Crawford .... dolly grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
Louie Escobar .... crane operator
Sammy Escobar .... grip (as Sam Escobar)
Mark Freeman .... electrician (as Mark P. Freeman)
Steven Frohardt .... best boy rigging grip (as Steve Frohardt)
Michael Grady .... rigging grip
Bill Greenberg .... electrician
Loren Hillebrand .... grip
Simon Jarvis .... second second assistant camera
Jamie Lagerhausen .... grip
Karl Linde .... first assistant camera
Kal Manning .... lighting technician
Ryan Manning .... electrician (as Ryan P. Manning)
Jerry L. Marshall .... grip
Art Martin .... Steadicam assistant (as Arthur J. Martin)
Scott McGeo .... best boy grip
Matthew Moriarty .... second assistant camera
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Pat O'Mara .... grip (as Patrick O'Mara)
Don Telles .... rigging grip
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip
Darryl A. Tooley .... still photographer assistant
Scott Young .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Renton Kirk .... casting assistant
Lesa Lotito .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucinda Campbell .... costume supervisor
Arlene Encell .... assistant to costume designer
Marilyn Madsen .... costume manufacturing foreperson
Lisa D. Quercioli .... costumer (as Lisa Quercioli)
Robin Roberts .... costumer (as Robin A. Roberts)
Margaret Rogers .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Gore .... post-production coordinator
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Tony Solomons .... first assistant editor
Scott Fox .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Emilie A. Bernstein .... orchestrator
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Daniel J. Johnson .... co-music editor
Nathan Kaproff .... orchestra manager
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
George Bolton .... transportation captain
Zelda Mattox .... transportation captain
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator
Matthew Talamantes .... driver
 
Other crew
Vinlyn Beckles .... assistant: Ms. Berry
Kim Blank .... choreographer
Renee M. Clare .... assistant location manager
Scott Cohn .... key production accountant
Rita Lisa Danao .... production assistant
David Eck .... assistant production coordinator
Bill Guidry .... production assistant
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as Cajun Guilbeau)
Victoria Land .... production assistant
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor
Jeff Lovely .... location coordinator
Lishune Mahone .... production secretary
Mark McDermitt .... production assistant
Wanja McIntyre .... assistant choreographer
Eric Miller .... assistant: Ms. Coolidge
D. Taylor Murphy .... production assistant
Marie Nashold .... medic
Fayard Nicholas .... consultant: tapping
Michael Perronne .... production assistant
Ava Rivera .... stand-in: Ms. Berry
Ira S. Rosenstein .... location manager
Xavier C. Salinas .... production coordinator
Jim Schiro .... accounting clerk
Jim Selzer .... assistant location manager
Alan Stepp .... production assistant
Susan A. Sullivan .... assistant production coordinator
Kenny Vasquez .... production assistant
Christy Willits .... assistant accountant
Mark Zecca .... assistant: Klaus Brandauer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Academy" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual content
Runtime:
120 min | Germany:111 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When production ran over budget the studio wanted to cut the red carpet scene at the end of the film. Halle Berry desperately wanted to keep the scene, so she paid for it herself (HBO subsequently reimbursed her).See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Moments before she is set to take the stage of a Miami nightclub to perform her act, Dorothy is outraged to discover the club is still under construction. Surely she would have known this earlier since her act involved a good deal of choreography and perhaps even rehearsal and she would have, at the very least, checked out the stage to get the physical layout of the performance space prior to making her entrance.See more »
Quotes:
Dorothy Dandridge:Have you ever caught sight of yourself by accident and you see yourself from the outside? That's who you really are.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Hep HopSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A labor of love by Halle Berry, 5 February 2001
Author: BLG-2 from Jacksonville, Florida

An important, well-made film about a tragic figure in movie history with excellent performances by all. Dorothy Dandridge paved the way for the actresses of today, Halle Berry included, and Berry labored long and hard to get this film made. The usual historical inaccuracies do abound, however. Obba Babatunde is a fine dancer as well as dramatic actor, but way too old to play Harold Nicholas in the early 1940s, when the real Nicholas was in his early 20s; and by 1950-51 (Dandridge stated was about to film the 1951 release Tarzan's Peril) Ava Gardner was a big star in the middle of a torrid romance with the still-married Frank Sinatra. She would hardly have to introduce herself to anyone at a party. The scene where Dandridge is told she will have to use a Dixie cup for bathroom (a clip that Berry used when promoting the film on talk/news shows) brought was powerful but highly improbable coming on the heels of her speech that she knew all about the South. If she knew about the South she knew she wouldn't be able to use the restroom!

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