Dorothy Dandridge’s Death – Cause and Date

  • Dorothy Dandridge
Born (Birthday)

Nov 9, 1922

Death Date

Sep 8, 1965

Age of Death

42 years

Cause of Death

Drug Overdose

Place of Death

West Hollywood,  California,  United States

Place of burial

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale,  Los Angeles,  California,  United States


Movie Actress

The movie actress Dorothy Dandridge died at the age of 42. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American actress and singer best known for playing the lead role in Carmen Jones, a performance that earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1954. Five years later, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in Porgy and Bess.

She got married twice and had a daughter with her first husband Harold Nicholas. Her second marriage was to Jack Denison in 1959.

How did Dorothy Dandridge pass away?

On September 8, 1965, Dandridge was found dead in her Hollywood home at age 42. Initially reported to be the result of an embolism, additional findings pointed to an overdose of an antidepressant.



“I can’t play a slave.”

Dorothy Dandridge

“If I were white, I could capture the world.”

Dorothy Dandridge

“If one person in a thousand criticized me while all the others cheered, I didn’t hear the cheers.”

Dorothy Dandridge