Dorothy Dandridge and Curt Jurgens
Dorothy Dandridge was such an incredibly talented and beautiful actress – I wish she had gotten all the chances and opportunities she deserved, as opposed to those others would allow her to have. I can’t spend too much time with the regret, or I’ll go nuts. So I’ll just focus on the positives and say that she took the opportunities given to her and made that absolute most with them.
No matter what movie she was in, she commanded each and every scene. The more you watch this talented lady, the crazier it makes you that she wasn’t given more films.
Uh, oh.. regret is sneaking in again.
If you’re unfamiliar with this extraordinary lady, I hope you’ll search out her movies. You’ll soon be as smitten with her as I am.
That’s a promise.
Tamango Lobby Card
The 1958 film Tamango, while not one of her better films (Carmen Jones, Bright Road, Porgy and Bess, and The Decks Ran Red are all better, IMO), is still absolutely a good (albeit hard to watch, given the subject) film and Dorothy is outstanding.
While Tamango (link to the dvd) is on Amazon, if you look below the image – in the Frequently bought together section, you’ll find this movie, Carmen Jones, and The Decks Ran Red combined for a better deal. A great deal, if we’re being honest!