Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.
Today, in honour of her often overlooked contributions to Pop culture and the representation of African-Americans in a prejudiced world, we revisit Dorothy Dandridge‘s life by way of the 1999 biopic ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’ which starred Halle Berry.
Unfamiliar with her remarkable story and her ties to the brilliant Harry Belafonte?
Her peers have become larger in their death than even in their lives.And still people don’t remember who Dorothy Dandridge was. My social awareness made me feel a responsibility to bring her legacy to the screen and let it live in the way in which, I believe, she deserved to have it lived.