40 Facts About The Tragic Life of Dorothy Dandridge

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36. Dorothy Finally Received Schooling in Hollywood

At the height of the Great Depression, paying work on the Chitlin’ Circuit dried up, so Ruby moved her family to Hollywood. Despite still starting in bit parts on television and radio, Dorothy was finally able to attend school for the first time in her life regularly. At the time, there were no laws in place to make sure children received a minimum amount of schooling.