|Introducing Dorothy Dandridge|
|Written by|| Shonda Rhimes |
|Directed by||Martha Coolidge|
|Starring|| Halle Berry |
Klaus Maria Brandauer
|Theme music composer||Elmer Bernstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producers|| Joshua D. Maurer |
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original network||Home Box Office (HBO)|
|Original release||August 21, 1999|
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999.The teleplay is drawn exclusively from the biography of Dorothy Dandridge by Earl Mills. The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein, who had known Dandridge and Otto Preminger. The film is marketed with the tagline: "Right woman. Right place. Wrong time."
RCA Victor released a soundtrack album on August 10, 1999.
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