Parent's split up shortly after her birth
With sister was a vaudeville acted called "The Wonder Sisters"
Great Depression ruins The Wonder Sisters
Move to New York
Re-name themselves "The Dandridge Sisters"
Performed at The Cotton Club
Got into Film Work
Married Dancer and had child
Child Born brain damaged
Starred with John Wayne
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress
First African American to be nominated for Best Actress
Island In The Sun
No more film parts come
She sings in nightclubs again
Marries Jack Denison
Domestic Abuse Rumours
Swindled out of money
Sells Hollywood Home
Puts Daughter in Mental Institution
Dorothy Suffers Nervous Breakdown
Earl Mills starts arranging her "comeback"
Comeback never comes.
Overdose of Antidepressant
Dies aged 42.