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Also Known As: Died: September 8, 1965
Born: November 9, 1923 Cause of Death: embolism
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio Profession: Cast ...
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husband: Harold Nicholas. Dancer, singer. Married on November 2, 1942; divorced in 1950; with brother Fayard, formed dancing team The Nicholas Brothers; met Dandridge while performing at the Cotton Club c. 1938; appeared together in the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" number in "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941).
companion: Phil Moore. Composer, arranger. Singing coach who shaped Dandridge's voice and polished her nightclub act in the early 1950s.
companion: Otto Preminger. Director, producer. Dated after completion of "Carmen Jones" (1954).
husband: Jack Denison. Restaurateur. Married in 1959; divorced 1962; met at a Las Vegas hotel where he was maitre d'; Dandridge financed his restaurant and lost her savings before he left her.

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