Dandridge was private about her daughter's condition; she didn't publicly speak about it until an appearance on in 1963.
United States Production code requirements did not apply to the Italian film production and the passionate kiss between Jürgens and Dandridge's character was permitted in the shooting of Tamango.
This was not so since she kissed her white costar in Tamango, but Dandridge and Howard, under 's direction, created some strongly understated sexual tension.
The film was controversial for its time period, and the script was revised numerous times to accommodate the requirements about interracial relationships.
After cashing Harrison's check, Dandridge testified for the prosecution anyway.
While she was in labor, Dandridge's husband left her stranded at her sister-in-law's home without the car when he went to play golf.
These films were noted not only for showcasing Dandridge as singer and dancer and her acting abilities, but also for featuring a strong emphasis on her physical attributes.
In the 1969 movie , a character Dorothy Starr played by states that she named herself after Dandridge.