Dorothy Dandridge-Fame (Theme from Fame)



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Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in black Baptist churches throughout the country. Her mother would often join her daughters on stage. As the depression worsened, Dorothy and her family picked up and moved to Los Angeles where they had hopes of finding better work, perhaps in film. Her first film was in the Marx Brothers comedy, A Day at the Races (1937). It was only a bit part but Dorothy had hopes that it would blossom into something better. But because she was a black woman in a very prejudiced society, she didn’t land the roles that were readily available to her white counterparts. She did not appear in another film until 1940 in Four Shall Die (1940). The role was nothing great other than to establish the fact that she was very beautiful and talented. Her next few roles in the early forties included films such as Bahama Passage (1941), Drums of the Congo (1942) and Hit Parade of 1943 (1943). There were others in between, of course, but they were the usual black stereotypical films for women such as Dorothy. Not only was she a talented actress but she could also sing which was evident in films such as Atlantic City (1944) and Pillow to Post (1945). This helped to showcase her talents as a singer and brought her headline acts in the nation’s finest hotel nightclubs in New York, Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas. She may have been allowed to sing in these fine hotels but, because of racism, she couldn’t stay there. It was reported that one hotel drained its swimming pool to keep her from enjoying that little amenity. In 1954, Dorothy appeared in the all-black production of Carmen Jones (1954) in the title role. She was so superb in that picture that she garnered an Academy Award nomination but lost out to Grace Kelly in The Country Girl (1954). Despite the nomination for her performance, Dorothy did not get another movie until she appeared in Tamango (1958), which was an Italian film. She was to make six more motion pictures, of which Island in the Sun (1957) and Porgy and Bess (1959) were worthy of mention. Once again, she was a standout. The last movie she would ever play would be in 1961’s The Murder Men (1961). Dorothy faded quickly after that with a poor second marriage to Jack Denison (her first was to Harold Nicholas), poor investments, other financial woes, and a problem with alcohol. She was found dead in her West Hollywood apartment on September 8, 1965, the victim of a barbiturate poisoning. She was only 42. Had she been born 20 years later, Dorothy Dandridge would no doubt be one of the most well-known actresses in film history.

COW COW BOOGIE – Dorothy Dandridge



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according to Bennie Jackson in IMDb:
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 9, 1922. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister, Vivian Dandridge, began performing publicly, usually in black Baptist churches throughout the country. Her mother, Ruby Dandridge, an entertainer herself, would often join her daughters on stage. As the depression worsened, Dorothy and her family picked up and moved to Los Angeles where they had hopes of finding better work, perhaps in film. Her first film was in the Marx Brothers comedy, A Day at the Races (1937). It was only a bit part but Dorothy had hopes that it would blossom into something better. But because she was a black woman in a very prejudiced society, she didn’t land the roles that were readily available to her white counterparts. She did not appear in another film until 1940 in Four Shall Die (1940). The role was nothing great other than to establish the fact that she was very beautiful and talented. Her next few roles in the early forties included films such as Bahama Passage (1941), Drums of the Congo (1942) and Hit Parade of 1943 (1943). There were others in between, of course, but they were the usual black stereotypical films for women such as Dorothy. Not only was she a talented actress but she could also sing which was evident in films such as Atlantic City (1944) and Pillow to Post (1945). This helped to showcase her talents as a singer and brought her headline acts in the nation’s finest hotel nightclubs in New York, Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas. She may have been allowed to sing in these fine hotels but, because of racism, she couldn’t stay there. It was reported that one hotel drained its swimming pool to keep her from enjoying that little amenity. In 1954, Dorothy appeared in the all-black production of Carmen Jones (1954) in the title role. She was so superb in that picture that she garnered an Academy Award nomination but lost out to Grace Kelly in The Country Girl (1954). Despite the nomination for her performance, Dorothy did not get another movie until she appeared in Tamango (1958), which was an Italian film. She was to make six more motion pictures, of which Island in the Sun (1957) and Porgy and Bess (1959) were worthy of mention. Once again, she was a standout. The last movie she would ever play would be in 1961’s The Murder Men (1961). Dorothy faded quickly after that with a poor second marriage to Jack Denison (her first was to Harold Nicholas), poor investments, other financial woes, and a problem with alcohol. She was found dead in her West Hollywood apartment on September 8, 1965, the victim of a barbiturate poisoning. She was only 42. Had she been born 20 years later, Dorothy Dandridge would no doubt be one of the most well-known actresses in film history.

Dorothy “Dottie” McGorray 1925 – 2016



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Dorothy “Dottie” McGorray, age 91, passed away on August 17, 2016 due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on January 28, 1925 in Garrettsville, Ohio. She lived in that area and was employed by M.A. Hanna when she met and married Thomas McGorray in 1952. In 1953, they were transferred to Hibbing, Minnesota. She worked in retail sales at Harbens, Sachs Brothers, and Feldman’s. Dottie was a member of St. Leo’s Church, where she volunteered as a librarian, and she also volunteered at the Hibbing Animal Shelter. In 2013, she moved to Minneapolis to be closer to family. She instilled in her family a love of cooking, dogs, and cross-country skiing. Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, in 1979, and her faithful canine companion, Nikki, in 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Susan in Gainesville, FL and Kathleen (Steven) Dougherty in Northern Ireland, and one son, Michael (Martha Zemur) in Minneapolis, MN. Dottie is also survived by her special friend, Nick Jerulle. Many, many thanks to the staff at Prairie Lodge Memory Care and North Memorial Palliative Care for helping our mother during her final months and minutes. Funeral will be on Friday, August 26 at 7:00PM with friends and family beginning to gather one hour prior and a reception following at the THOMSON-DOUGHERTY MANSION, 2535 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404. Private family burial will take place on Saturday, August 27 at Maple Hill/Hibbing Park Cemetery in Hibbing, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Dottie’s life may be made to the Range Regional Animal Rescue in Hibbing, MN or the Alzheimer’s Association.

DOROTHY BEDFORD “TAKE ME TO THE KING” HONORING DANIEL BEDFORD (PHN)



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On this upload date (June 6, 2015) a year earlier, Dorothy was at her brothers home going ceremony, where she sang a heart-felt tribute to King Jesus, in honor of her brother (Daniel J. Bedford) in Lawton, Oklahoma. …I know we’ve seen the many uploads of Dorothy singing from her hometown of San Antonio -Texas, and all the way to the Middle-East in Jerusalem and to South America in Brazil…leading the hundreds of thousands into the presence of our Mighty God…Now, the Perfect Harmony Network wants to share with you a more, intimate side of Dorothy’s gifts.

To be able to sing in the big lights is an awesome thing…but to have the courage to fight through the agonies and adversities of life and still be faithful and strong enough to trust in God “NO MATTER WHAT” shows just how special a “TRUE” Worship Leader is.

We honor all of the worship leaders who (many times) have a huge smile on their face in public…while having great pain in their hearts…

We also honor Daniel J. Bedford on this day June-6, which was also the same date that Dorothy’s aunt (Pastor Lillian Blackmon of the youtube channel, “Unlocking The Word” went on into glory) There are NO (Zero) coincidences in life! God is in control…this is why we must hold on and keep the faith…and continue to sing…”TAKE ME TO THE KING”

Dorothy sings “EVERY PRAISE” in Brazil (2015)
Gilmar Britto, Ana Márcia Britto e Dorothy Bedford

“Your Presence” – Lucas Pereira, Dorothy Bedford, Gilmar Britto

Dorothy Interviewed in Brazil

Dorothy in Jerusalem (2013 – 2014)
God I Look To You – ICEJ2013 – Dorothy Bedford & Worship Team

Victor’s Crown – ICEJ2013 – Dorothy Bedford & Worship Team

I Belong To You – ICEJ 2014 – Dorothy Bedford and Worship

Dorothy’s Aunt
“WORDS OF PRAISE” LILLIAN BLACKMON (Unlocking The Word)

Dorothy – No Church In The Wild: Live in Colorado Springs, CO.



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DOROTHY – “No Church in the Wild” (Live in Austin, TX 2015) #JAMINTHEVAN



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Dorothy – “No Church in the Wild” Live at the GQ Artist House in Austin, TX with Jam in the Van.

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TUCSON, ARIZONA CHURCH AND CONGRESS DOWNTOWN



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Here we are in Paradise, that’s Tucson, Arizona on a beautiful afternoon at an outdoor cafe. It’s the corner of Church and Congress St and we can see the former Valley Bank Building, site of the 1956 movie “A Kiss Before Dying” starring Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward. In the movie we see a beautiful panorama of the city more than 50 years ago right before he throws her off the top of the building. With us at the cafe is lovely Dorothy McCutcheon (Dorothy Haas), 1961 graduate of Catalina High School.

Saint Dorothy Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois Mass 5-22-2016



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Father Robert Miller, aka Father Bob, pastor of Saint Dorothy Catholic Church celebrates the Mass on the tenth anniversary of the ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons of Leroy Gill, Jr. We praise God for Deacon Leroy Gill, Jr’s ministry and work on the South-side of Chicago.
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Saint Dorothy Catholic Church
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