Monday, July 2, 2012

Unsung of the Screen: Vivian Dandridge (Post Five)



The beautiful Vivian Alferetta Dandridge passed away on October 21, 1991 after a massive stroke at the age of 70. Donald Bogle, the author of Dorothy Dandridge's biography was actually in the midst of writing the book and had been interviewing Vivian. When he returned for more information, he found out that she had passed away.

The world is slowly beginning to recognize Dorothy Dandridge as a classic superstar and a pioneer for Black Americans and Black American women alike. Let us also remember Vivian Dandridge, a beautiful and talented woman who had a hard time shining just as bright as her sister and her mother. We cannot allow her legacy to just fade away.

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Vivian's (and Emmett "Babe" Wallace's) granddaughter, Nayo Wallace is actually an up and coming actress! Be sure to be on the look out for her and her work. Here is her IMDB page.

4 comments:

  1. what happen to Dorothy Dandridge daughter

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    1. I honestly couldn't tell you the answer to that--no one seems to know. Once on Youtube I saw a user say that she passed in 2003 and I believe that I read it in another blog's comments, but neither commentators have provided sources to that information.

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  2. The upper photo is of Vivian Dandridge, who is deceased as of October 1991. The other photo below is NOT of Ms. Dandridge. That pic is of actress Nayo Wallace who was born approx. December 1974 and, as far as I know, still living as of today 02/25/2014.

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    1. Who is the comment directed towards?

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