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Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (2003)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

A biography of pioneering black American singer/actress Dorothy Dandridge, featuring clips from her films and interviews with friends and co-workers.
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Jun 24, 2003 (United States)

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Ruby Dandridge
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7.2 / 10 | 27 votes