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Title Introducing Dorothy Dandridge [videorecording] / HBO Pictures presents an Esparza/Katz production in association with Berry/Cirrincione ; a Martha Coolidge film ; produced by Larry Y. Albucher ; screenplay by Shonda Rimes and Scott Abbott.

Imprint [New York, NY] : HBO Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2010.


Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced for television in 1999.
Based on the book by Earl Mills.
Special features include: interactive menus, cast and crew bios.
Credits Music by Elmer Bernstein ; director of photography, Robbie Greenberg.
Cast Halle Berry, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Brent Spiner, Obba Babatunde, Loretta Devine, Cynda Williams, Latanya Richardson, Tamara Taylor, Alexis Carrington.
Summary An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy Dandridge 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.
Audience Rated R.
System Details DVD; Dolby surround, region 1, aspect 4:3.
Language Dialogue in English with optional Spanish-dubbed soundtrack, and optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Subject Dandridge, Dorothy, 1922-1965 -- Drama.
Dandridge, Dorothy, 1922-1965 -- Teatro.
African American singers -- Drama.
African American actresses -- Drama.
Afronorteamericanos -- Teatro.
Cantantes -- BiografĂ­a -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Biographical -- Television feature.
Feature films.
Added Author Coolidge, Martha.
Albucher, Larry Y., 1939-
Rhimes, Shonda
Abbott, Scott, 1962-
Berry, Halle.
Brandauer, Klaus Maria.
Spiner, Brent.
Mills, Earl. Dorothy Dandridge.
HBO Pictures.
Esparza/Katz Productions (Firm)
HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN 0780661753
Standard No. 883929139545
Music No. 3000031147 HBO Home Video

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