October 3, 2011 |
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress Dorothy Dandridge has sold for $2,394,000. The restored 1920s Mediterranean house includes three bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,368 square feet of living space. There are arched doorways and windows, beamed ceilings and stained-glass windows. The master bedroom suite features a sitting area and dual bathrooms, one of which is circular. Three terraces with city views provide space for entertaining. Dandridge, who died in 1965 at 42, was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the title role of "Carmen Jones" (1954)
January 31, 2011 |
Ethel Waters The famed blues, jazz and gospel vocalist (1896-1977) made her movie debut in the 1929 musical "On With the Show!" She became the second African American to earn an Oscar nomination, for her supporting role in the 1949 drama "Pinky. " Hattie McDaniel The first African American (1895-1952) to win an Academy Award, for her supporting role as Mammy in 1939's "Gone with the Wind. " When the NAACP complained in the 1940s about her playing servant roles, she said, "I'd rather play a maid and make $700 a week then be one for $7. " Dorothy Dandridge The beautiful singer and actress (1922-65)
HOME & GARDEN
October 31, 2009 |
Singer Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls, has purchased a gated home in the San Fernando Valley area for about $3.15 million. The country French-style house has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Wrought-iron doors open to an entry foyer with limestone floors. The chateau, its 1,352-square-foot detached media house and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Designed by Xorin Balbes and built in 2006, the house has a fireplace in the family room, living room and master bedroom, plus three dishwashers and a yoga studio.
HOME & GARDEN
October 22, 2009 |
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress Dorothy Dandridge is on the market at $3,495,000. The restored 1926 Mediterranean has three bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,368 square feet. Three terraces with city views provide space for entertaining. There are arched doorways and windows, beamed ceilings and stained-glass windows. The master bedroom suite features a circular bathroom. Dandridge, whose early work included an uncredited role in the 1937 Marx Brother's film "A Day at the Races," was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the title role of "Carmen Jones" (1954)
August 21, 1999 |
All cliches are true, including the chestnut that truth is stranger than fiction. No screenwriter would dare invent the drama Dorothy Dandridge lived, so Dickensian are its details. A forgotten Hollywood star of the '50s, her tale begins with a little girl being raised by her mother's lesbian lover, who physically and sexually abuses her. She grows to be a charismatic beauty, finds work as a singer and actress, then marries a womanizing dancer.
August 19, 1999 |
Two biopics, a western starring Sam Elliott and a drama starring Oscar winner Sally Field are among the new TV movies scheduled for this weekend. The Disney Channel's latest film, "Genius," Saturday at 7 and 8:30 p.m., deals with a 14-year-old college student who decides to enroll in high school at the same time. Halle Berry tackles the role of the famed African American singer, dancer and actress in HBO's new biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," Saturday at 9 p.m.