What a beautiful Queen. Dorothy Dandridge for those who do not know, was the first African American Actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. How amazing! Dandridge was also nominated for Best Actress Oscar for the film Carmen Jones as well. In 1959, Dandridge was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Porgy and Bess. Dandridge was very beautiful and took pride in her work. Many people idolize Marilyn Monroe, which is okay. But, Dorothy Dandridge by far is my favorite. Know your history. Black History..