Dorothy Dandridge

1922 - 1965

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is one of the earliest black movie stars and the first woman of color to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954). Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dorothy Dandridge has received more than 2,717,721 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,699th most popular actor.

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  • 51.61

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Dorothy Dandridge ranks 1,686 out of 8,832Before her are Anne Meara, Olivia Colman, Joe Viterelli, Miranda Otto, Rebecca De Mornay, and Lee Min-ho. After her are Anémone, Maggie Cheung, Sofia Helin, Sean Young, Marie-France Pisier, and Pierre Brasseur.

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Among people born in 1922, Dorothy Dandridge ranks 165Before her are Lyndon LaRouche, Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, Manshuk Mametova, Micheline Presle, Eileen Essell, and William Baumol. After her are Gilberto Agustoni, George Blake, Alexander Zinoviev, Eugene Stoner, Anatoli Papanov, and András Hegedüs. Among people deceased in 1965, Dorothy Dandridge ranks 79Before her are Taimur bin Feisal, Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Roberto Cherro, Kōdō Sawaki, Abraham Fraenkel, and Alfredo Guzzoni. After her are Ellen Church, Alan Freed, Judy Holliday, Ladislao Vajda, Erik Heinrichs, and Linda Darnell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dorothy Dandridge ranks 2,983 out of 12,171Before her are Joe Viterelli (1937), Judy Chicago (1939), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Parry O'Brien (1932), Derrick Rose (1988), and Rebecca De Mornay (1959). After her are Paul Bremer (1941), Rosemary Clooney (1928), Evel Knievel (1938), Walt Frazier (1945), Saul Perlmutter (1959), and Sean Young (1959).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dorothy Dandridge ranks 809Before her are Cynthia Nixon (1966), Jennifer Coolidge (1961), Karen Allen (1951), Anne Meara (1929), Joe Viterelli (1937), and Rebecca De Mornay (1959). After her are Sean Young (1959), Joan Cusack (1962), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Harrison Ford (1884), Kate Hudson (1979), and Wallace Shawn (1943).