Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0011646121: DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

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Highly rare vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1950s. In good condition, with a minute chip to the upper left-hand corner, which can easily be matted out or trimmed away. Gorgeous singer and film star Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American to be nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award, for Carmen Jones in 1954. Five years later, she earned further accolades for her title role in the film adaptation of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1959). Dandridge committed suicide by an overdose of antidepressants at age 42 and her autograph is elusive in any format.