Halle Berry

D Encyclopaedia Africana February 20, 2021 DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

The actress famously turned down a role in The King and I, because she refused to play the role of a slave. The actress was very outspoken about her frustration with the lack of roles available to her in Hollywood, and her decision to refuse a starring role in a major picture emphasized that.

Encyclopaedia Africana H February 20, 2021 HALLE BERRY

In 1999, Berry released her most passionate project to date, co-producing and starring in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, an HBO biopic.

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