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    "Dorothy Jean Dandridge" was born on November 9,1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents (Cyril and Ruby Dandridge) had a troubled marriage, which eventually lead to them going their separate ways. Ruby met the new "love" of her life, a woman, later was much despised by Dottie. She was very domineering and abusive toward Ruby's two children, especially Dottie. Early in their youth Ruby and her friend trained them for performing onstage. Between the ages 4-6 depending on who you

  • Dorothy Dandaridge

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    others are legends that have immortalized themselves into our hearts and history (such as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter). However I’m afraid that Dorothy Dandridge, a woman with a legend of her own but I have only recently been exposed to, takes the cake. Born during the roaring twenties, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American singer and actress. As a young woman, Dorothy always had an interest in the preforming arts. Ms. Dandridge had started off as a supporting actress who performed many “bit parts” or “under

  • Dorothy Parker

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    Dorothy Parker who was born Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, 1893 in Long Branch, New Jersey were her parents Jacob and Eliza Rothschild owned a summer cottage. She grow up in Manhattan, New York, were her parents wanted her to be considered a New Yorker. Her mother Eliza died July of 1898 just before Dorothy turned five. Her father Jacob remarried in 1900 to a woman named Eleanor Francis Lewis. Dottie as she was also known as claimed her father was being physically abusive to her because

  • Dorothy West

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    Dorothy West was a novel and short story writer. She was born on June 2, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts . She was the daughter of Isaac West and Rachel Benson West. Dorothy West didn’t have any siblings. She was an only child. West’s father was a former slave. Her father was a rich fruit dealer in boston Massachusetts. The West had many good friends that were writers. Two of them were Harry T. Burleigh and James Weldon Johnson. Dorothy West was influenced by many of her family friends to be a novelist

  • Dorothy Richardson

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    Though acknowledged by literary circles as the first writer to use the stream-of-consciousness technique in her writing, Dorothy Richardson is not as widely recognized as the founder of this style. Her mannerisms and thought processes were affected for the rest of her life by her upbringing in a poverty-stricken family. Brought into the world in 1873, Richardson was destined for stereotypical feminine occupations: a tutor-governess in Hanover and London, a secretary, and an assistant. Her mother’s

  • Dorothy Parker

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    I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.' *** Dorothy Parker became popular shortly after the first world war with her light verse and short stories. Although her works may not seem harsh and unwomanly today, they were labeled in this manner at the height of her popularity. Her cynical verses developed

  • Dorothy Parker Analysis

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    Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker was not your average twentieth century writer. She was full of wit, sarcasm, and scathe (Rathbone). Her bold personality does not fail to show through in her writing. Her reviews for Vanity Fair, as a staff writer and drama critic, have been described as “a combination of acumen and nonsense,” (Bloom). Dorothy often got fired for offending clients, however, she was a large part in changing the "humorless and prudish" reputation that women had (Beilke). She developed

  • Dorothy Dandridge Characteristics

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    the most underappreciated actresses and it's all due to her race. Dorothy Dandridge, born November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, was always destined to be a star. Her mom, Ruby Dandridge, pushed Dorothy and her sister Vivian from a very young age to become famous. They performed in the south as “The Wonder Children” until Dorothy and her family decided to move to Los Angeles, California for a better opportunity at stardom. Dorothy, Vivian, and future star, Etta James performed as “The Dandridge Sisters”

  • Biography of Dorothy Parker

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    Dorothy Rothschild Parker was born on August 22, 1893, in Long Branch, New Jersey. She was the youngest child of three siblings. Her mother Eliza Annie Rothschild was a Scottish descent, and her father was German Jewish descent. Her mother was devout to Catholicism. Her mother (Elizabeth Jane Barrett) was a survivor from the Titanic; she boarded the Titanic as first class passenger. Her mother died in July 1898, after her father remarried to Eleanor Frances Lewis. Dorothy was not close with her

  • Dorothy Lee Essay

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    Dorothy Lee Essay Dorothy Lee uses the story of HAKADAH to help explain the relationship to self to the community. HAKADAH, also known as Charles Eastman, is young and the community is still there to influence the way he is raised. Every thing that they do will shape the way HAKADAH grows up. Out side, influences are a big part of this young man's youth. HAKADAH is learning a non-conventional way. His uncle is teaching him to learn the open minded way. He does not shut his eyes to the world