Black Empowerment Rules at NBTF

Tannenbaum, Perry
August 2003
Back Stage;8/15/2003, Vol. 44 Issue 33, p4
Trade Publication
Actress Dorothy Dandridge reached the zenith of her film career in 1954 when she earned an Academy Award nomination starring in 'Carmen Jones.' She was young, achingly lovely, and gifted with an extraordinary singing voice. Opportunities to sustain her Hollywood career were few. She starred in a film as cabaret career and a failed marriage followed. Soon she was drinking, bankrupt, dependent on anti-depressants and dead at the age of 42. The downward spiral of Dorothy Dandridge was dramatized last week at the National Black Theatre Festival in the theatrical production 'Yesterday Came Too Soon.'


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