About the BookIn this revealing autobiography of Hollywood's first African-American sex symbol and screen legend, the actress tells her own rags-to-riches story. Optioned by Janet Jackson for a film. The late actress was the subject of a recent HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", starring Halle Berry. of photos.
Dorothy Dandridge's life story is the stuff Hollywood dreams--and nightmares. Completed shortly before her tragic death in 19665, Everything and Nothing recounts her rags-to-riches-to-rags story form her personal point of view. Dandridge recalls her humble beginnings in Depression-era Cleveland, Ohio, her rise to fame and success as the first African American to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination (for her role in Carmen Jones), the disappointments and pain of her childhood and family life, and her downward spiral into alcoholism and financial troubles, Everything and Nothing is a mesmerizing and harrowing journey through the life and times of one of Hollywood's most unforgettable stars