Famous music stars died as a result of Embolism

Here are 1 famous musicians from the world died in Embolism:

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge (November 9, 1922 Cleveland-September 8, 1965 West Hollywood) also known as Dorothy Danridge, Dorothy Jean Dandridge, Miss D, Dottie, Dottie Mae, Bessie Mae, Dorothy Daindridge, The Dandridge Sisters, Dorothy Dandridge-Nicholas, Dorothy Nicholas, Dorothy Dandridge-Denison or Dorothy Denison was an American singer, actor and pin-up girl. Her child is Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas.

Her discography includes: Smooth Operator.

Dandridge was the first African American actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, for her performance in the film "Carmen Jones" (1954). She also starred in other films such as "Island in the Sun" (1957) and "Porgy and Bess" (1959). Dandridge faced discrimination and segregation throughout her career and personal life, and struggled with depression and financial troubles. She also had a tumultuous personal life, including failed marriages to Harold Nicholas and Jack Denison. Dandridge was found dead in her apartment in 1965 at the age of 42 due to an overdose of antidepressant medication. Despite her challenges, Dandridge remains a pioneering figure in African American entertainment and an icon of beauty and talent.

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