Dorothy Dandridge was a Triple Threat in the classic sense of the phrase; an accomplished singer, dancer, and actress. She was also a Triple Scorpio; Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter aligned in the sign of the Scorpion.
She was of the same Neptune in Leo generation as Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner – she also had Leo Rising, like Monroe. Later she was referred to as “the black Marilyn Monroe.” She began working at the age of five, as a child singer and dancer during the Depression.
Her career was not so illustrious in large part because of vicious racism and sexism. She was segregated to her hotel room after performances and pursued by Hollywood hacks trying to catch her out in a “lewd act.” Hint: Unless you were married then, anything was a “lewd act.” She was also hounded by the press for “dating white men”. The men? Not so much.
Despite all this crap, she managed a series of “firsts” – she was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in a major role (Best Actress) and the first African American woman to be on the cover of the then major Life Magazine.
Dandridge was always glamorous and professional despite personal life traumas and famously refused a role because, as she said; “I won’t play a slave.”
When you’re a Triple Scorpio, every day is another opportunity to regenerate, to be the Phoenix. But her resilience, talent, and glamor under such circumstances were formidable.