STYLE & BEAUTY
02/18/2012 10:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dorothy Dandridge Poses Wearing Jewels

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of American actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge in a portrait from 1954. Dandridge, who was the first African-American woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, was played by Halle Berry in the 1999 biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge."

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