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25+ Best Dorothy Dandridge Quotes From The American Actress

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Born on 9 November, 1922, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an acclaimed African-American actress, singer, and dancer.

Dorothy Dandridge was a Hollywood star, there is no doubt about it, who could act, dance and sing. She is perhaps the most renowned actress to be nominated for an Academy award for Best Actress, as the first African-American, for her performance in the 1954 film 'Carmen Jones'.

Dandridge paved her way into the world of cinema with a small part in an 'Our Gang' comedy short and 'Teacher's Beau' in 1935. She continued in this profession throughout the rest of the '40s. Dorothy Dandridge was only 42 years old when she died on 8 September, 1965. Apart from being nominated for an Academy award, she was also nominated for the Golden Globe award. Dorothy Dandridge was a well-known actress for her performance and won many awards for best actress. The Hollywood actress has given us some beautiful intense films like,'Island In The Sun' and 'Porgy And Bess'. Her most acclaimed one being the 1954 film 'Carmen Jones'. Dorothy Dandridge quotes on Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge quotes and sayings, inspirational quotes from Dorothy Dandridge are liked by all. Given below are some famous quotes from the African American actress.

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Best Dorothy Dandridge Quotes

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In November 1922, a star was born, who was perhaps one of the most famous African American actresses in Hollywood. She was also part of theatre, a singer, and a dancer. Dorothy Dandridge, throughout her career, fought her way into Hollywood as an African American actress. Here's a list of some of the best quotes by Dorothy Dandridge.

1. "Somehow, people just like to look at me."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

2. "If one person in a thousand criticized me while all the others cheered, I didn't hear the cheers."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

3.  "If I were white, I could capture the world."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

4. "Guess I wasn't black enough to lead the tribe."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

5. "I can't play a slave."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

6. "Avoid popularity. It has many snares and no real benefit."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

7. "Carmen Jones was the best break I've ever had. But no producer ever knocked on my door."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

8. "The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn't really about becoming rich or famous."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

9." It (prejudice) is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

10. "Have you ever caught sight of yourself by accident and you see yourself from the outside? That's who you really are."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

Famous Dorothy Dandridge Quotes

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8 September 1965 marked the date when the African-American movie and theatre actress, revered and known for her performance, died. Apart from being nominated for the Academy award for best actress as the first African American actress, she also won several awards as an actress for her performance in film and for being an absolutely outstanding dancer. Listed below, you will find a list of Hollywood quotes, actress quotes, singer quotes and dancer quotes and Dorothy Dandridge quotes and sayings.

11. "I wasn’t fully accepted in either world, black or white."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

12." Harold says I'm the most beautiful girl in the world."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

13. "I can't go to Paris! Lynn is going to need special care."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

14. "Not me. I'm staying young and beautiful until the day I die!"

- Dorothy Dandridge.

15. "My mother taught me that nothing worthwhile is gained without hardship or determination, and I contribute whatever success I have had to her."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

Dorothy Dandridge Movie Quotes

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A movie and theatre actress, singer, and dancer, Dorothy Dandridge was usually considered a prodigy who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In the short duration of her life from November 1922 to when she died in September 1965, she has given us many a hit film; the most famous one being 'Carmen Jones', for which she was the first African American actress to be nominated for the Academy award. Given below, you will find a list of her famous dialogues from her film.

16. "Have you seen my man? That Carmen Jones snatched him from me and I'm all lost over what to do about it."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

17. "I'm her mother. And you are her father."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

18. "Its a wonderful therapy. You don't have to feel sorry for yourself."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

19." It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

20." I was too light to satisfy Negroes, not light enough to secure the screen work, the roles, the marriage status available to a white woman."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

21. "There just aren't that many parts for a black actress."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

22. "'Scuse my dust, gentlemen. The air's gettin' mighty unconditioned 'round here."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

23. "Boy, if the army was made up of nothin' but soldiers like you, war wouldn't do nobody no good."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

24. "Oh yes I want to thank you for that lovely gift."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

25. "Does it bother the captain?"

- Dorothy Dandridge.

26." That don’t give you no right to own me! There’s only one that does and that’s me! Myself."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

27. "I don’t account to no man."

- Dorothy Dandridge.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy. If you like our suggestions for Dorothy Dandridge quotes, then why not take a look at Gene Tierney quotes or Elizabeth Taylor quotes?

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