Dandridge, Vivian

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    African-American actress, singer, and dancer -- sister of Dorothy Dandridge. Dandridge provided the voice and may also have been the model for the character So White -- labeled Coal Black on some model sheets -- in Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs (Clampett, 1943). Her mother, Ruby Dandridge, played the role of Queenie in the film. (See next entry.) Prince Chawmin’ was played by Zoot Watson.

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