Songs from Movies

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen Jones", becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Marriages and affairs would break her heart, but her heart was strong. Seductive and easily seduced, she was born to be a star - with all the glory and all the pain of being loved, abused, cheated, glorified, undermined and undefeated. Here was a woman who wouldn't wait in the wings. Halle Berry stars as Dorothy Dandrige.

The movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, released in 1999, features 10 songs from artists like Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and Marilyn Horne. What is your favorite song from Introducing Dorothy Dandridge?

 

Songs from Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Chattanooga Choo Choo
I Got Rhythm
You Do Something To Me
Somebody
That's All
Your Red Wagon
Hep Hop
Streamliner
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Rent Party Blues
Dat's Love
Marilyn Horne

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