Carmen explains that she’s her own woman in Carmen Jones (1954). For her performance in this role, Dorothy Dandridge became the first African-American woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
then if he just kissed her like 6 more times she would figure out who killed jason blossom, get the drive-in back in business, reunite the 7 kingdoms and sit on the iron throne, develop the nightblood cure to save everyone from radiation, find both carmen sandiego and waldo, win the great british bake off, and become america’s next top model
“The nine of spades…” - a scene from Carmen Jones (1954) with (bottom, left to right) Diahann Carroll, Carmen de Lavallade (?), Pearl Bailey, Dorothy Dandridge, (top, right to left) Joe Adams, Roy Glenn, and Nick Stewart.
49 years ago the world lost a beautiful treasure. Forever the epitome of beauty and grace, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was in a league of her own. With a legacy that continues to live on, it is my sincerest hope that my dearest Dottie is at peace knowing that all the trials and tribulations that she endured have not gone in vain. We owe an immense amount of gratitude to this angel for breaking down countless barriers and opening up so many doors for not only women of color in the entertainment industry, but all women of color period. Thank you, my beautiful Queen.