Words to Live By: Dorothy Dandridge

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Take a note from the most iconic stars of yesterday-quite literally. Words to Live By is a compilation of the most memorable quotes from Old Hollywood on love, style, life, and more.

Dorothy Dandridge is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and was the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1954’s Carmen Jones. The prolific singer and dancer first began performing in black Baptist churches, before moving to Los Angeles in the 1940s to pursue an acting career. Here, CR highlights the actress’ best quotes on life, fame, and prejudice in Hollywood.

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