Decoded: 6 Made-For-TV Biopics and Why We Loved (or Hated) Them
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Decoded: 6 Made-For-TV Biopics and Why We Loved (or Hated) Them

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (HBO, 1999)

Halle Berry starred as Dorothy Dandridge, the first black actress to earn a Best Actress nomination for an Oscar in 1954. The film chronicled her life from a nightclub singer to her career as an actress and death at 42, a tragedy in which the cause was debated whether it was suicide or accidental. Berry received both an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Dorothy Dandridge.


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