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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Rita Moreno, If Only Dorothy Did Not Listen to Otto...



Dorothy Dandridge and Rita Moreno, LIFE Magazine Covers 1954.  Rita's came out in March and Dorothy's came out in November.  Am so glad Dorothy did not meet Otto until the film 'Carmen Jones' was in the making.  Could have seen the role going to Rita even though Joyce Bryant and others were looking to be cast as Carmen.  



Rita Moreno as Tuptim in the 1956 film 'The King and I'. A role Otto convinced Dorothy to turn down.  






Rita Moreno won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story (1961) for her role as Anita

If Dorothy did not listen to Otto, this would have been her win.




Above left is Dorothy as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba in Tarzan's Perils (1951). To the right is Rita as Tuptim.  





Rita looks like 'Carmen Jones' in this photo.


Anita with the fire of  'Carmen'



Link to more of Rita






Rita's dark complexion attracted Brando, who had never got over his first object of desire — a Danish-Indonesian nanny — and craved exotic, darker-skinned women for the rest of his life.  Brando lusted after Dorothy Dandridge as well.


Dorothy (l), Rita (r)























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Rita Moreno, If Only Dorothy Did Not Listen to Otto...



Dorothy Dandridge and Rita Moreno, LIFE Magazine Covers 1954.  Rita's came out in March and Dorothy's came out in November.  Am so glad Dorothy did not meet Otto until the film 'Carmen Jones' was in the making.  Could have seen the role going to Rita even though Joyce Bryant and others were looking to be cast as Carmen.  



Rita Moreno as Tuptim in the 1956 film 'The King and I'. A role Otto convinced Dorothy to turn down.  






Rita Moreno won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story (1961) for her role as Anita

If Dorothy did not listen to Otto, this would have been her win.




Above left is Dorothy as Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba in Tarzan's Perils (1951). To the right is Rita as Tuptim.  





Rita looks like 'Carmen Jones' in this photo.


Anita with the fire of  'Carmen'



Link to more of Rita






Rita's dark complexion attracted Brando, who had never got over his first object of desire — a Danish-Indonesian nanny — and craved exotic, darker-skinned women for the rest of his life.  Brando lusted after Dorothy Dandridge as well.


Dorothy (l), Rita (r)























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