33. Fighting Her Typecasting Led To Another Typecast
In an attempt to avoid the violent criminal typecasting that plagued so many Black actors in the era, Dandridge made a strong effort to cultivate a polite and clean-cut persona that would allow her to pursue more diverse roles. However, this backfired and ultimately led her to be typecast as a docile Black figure. She had to fight against this conception to land her role in the award-winning Carmen Jones.