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Rare Photos From the Set of ‘Porgy and Bess’ | Dorothy Dandridge and Brock Peters on set.

Rare Photos From the Set of 'Porgy and Bess'

Not published in LIFE. Dorothy Dandridge (Bess) and Brock Peters (Crown) on the set of Porgy and Bess,

Dorothy Dandridge

Pin for Later: 15 of the Most Iconic Hairstyles Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge's soft ringlets provided a prim alternative to big hair like Connie Francis's and Elizabeth Taylor's.

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Celebrating Black History Month: February 9

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE CARMEN JONES   8X10  PHOTO #C1697

Dorothy dandridge carmen jones 8x10 photo #c1697

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE CARMEN JONES 8X10 PHOTO #C1697

Dorothy Dandridge. Jet magazine, Nov 1952

(I think I posted this picture myself recently, but thanks for submitting it!

Carmen Jones

Every black actress from Eartha Kitt to Joyce Bryant auditioned for the role of Carmen. The film’s director, Otto Preminger, told Dorothy that she was too classy to play the slutry Carmen Jones.

Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s “companion…” Geneva Williams.

Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s 'friend' Geneva Williams.

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