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Dorothy Dandrige - Marilyn Monroe who?? It always amazes me how many women of color idolize MM, and overlook DD!! Dorothy was so classy and her beauty was TIMELESS!!

Dorothy Dandridge (1922–1965) was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming only the third African American to receive a nomination in any Academy Award category (after Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters) at the time.