40 Facts About The Tragic Life of Dorothy Dandridge

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37. She Outgrew the Family Act

Dorothy and her sisters’ group was initially called The Wonder Children, but their name morphed into The Dandridge Sisters once they grew older. In 1934, they debuted under that name with Etta Jones as an additional member. After six years together, Dorothy became increasingly interested and successful in acting and left the group to pursue a solo career.