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Dorothy Dandridge

For her unforgetable role in the Black opera film Carmen Jones, the stunning actress not only became America's first Black female sex symbol but the first Black actress nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.  (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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