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Dorothy Dandridge relaxing on the living room floor of her Beverly Hills home. Los Angeles, CA 1950s

Dorothy Dandridge (1922–1965) was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming only the third African American to receive a nomination in any Academy Award category (after Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters) at the time.

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