Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2000

R|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Based on a true story, this film chronicles the life of Dorothy Dandridge, the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. Dandridge (Halle Berry) begins her career working as a nightclub singer before eventually breaking into Hollywood, where she meets her steadfast manager (Brent Spiner) and struggles against racism. Her rise to stardom introduces her to Otto Preminger (Klaus Maria Brandauer), a film director with whom she develops a complicated relationship.

Cast: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, LaTanya Richardson, Tamara Taylor, D.B. Sweeney

Director: Martha Coolidge

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Spirited, 1950s, Husband, Rise, Underdog, Moving, Love, Sister, Office, Hotel


Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television