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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie 1999) Poster

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Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award (Carmen Jones (1954)). Halle Berry is the first African-American to win a Best Actress Academy Award (Monster's Ball (2001)).
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When production ran over budget, the studio wanted to cut the red carpet scene at the film's ending. Halle Berry desperately wanted to keep the scene, so she paid for it herself. HBO subsequently reimbursed her.
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Halle Berry and Dorothy Dandridge were born in the same Cleveland hospital.
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The vocals of Dorothy Dandridge were performed by Wendi Williams, one of the vocalists in For Real band.
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William Atherton and Martha Coolidge have previously collaborated on the sci-fi comedy Real Genius (1985).
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