"INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE"
For all of her triumphs, Dorothy did live a troubled life of multiple failed marriages, bad business deals, and drug abuse. To this day, some still question whether or not her drug-induced death, in 1965, was an accident overdose or suicide.
The film is based on the Same-Titled novel, written by Earl Mills, and features Teleplay by an Up & Coming Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice). Actress Halle Berry would go on to win an Emmy Award (along with a Screen Actors Guild Award & NAACP Image Award) for her portrayal of the woman that she has often identified as being one of her inspirations in life. The striking resemblance of the two ladies is just unreal.