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Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s “companion…” Geneva Williams.

Seven year old Dorothy Dandridge on the right. She’s pictured her with her sister Vivian, mother Ruby (upper left), and her mother’s 'friend' Geneva Williams.

Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography.

Beautiful photo of a young woman who apparently died in childbirth or shortly afterwards. The baby may also be deceased. A rare example of African American mourning photography. And damn creepy!

Soprano Adele Addison, photographed by Carl Van Vechten on April 8, 1955, around the time she played Mimi in La Boheme at City Center in New York. Ms. Addison, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, also dubbed Dorothy Dandridge’s singing voice for the 1959 film, “Porgy and Bess."

vintageblackglamour: “ Soprano Adele Addison, photographed by Carl Van Vechten on April around the time she played Mimi in La Boheme at City Center in New York. Addison, a native of.

Dorothy Dandridge. Jet magazine, Nov 1952

(I think I posted this picture myself recently, but thanks for submitting it!

For Dorothy Dandridge, her daughter represented another chance, a new hope, a new beginning. Although Dottie had nothing to do with Lynn's condition, ...

For Dorothy Dandridge, her daughter represented another chance, a new hope, a new beginning. Although Dottie had nothing to do with Lynn& condition, .

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister, Vivian Dandridge,.

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