Gender
Female
Born
circa 1918
Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Died
Sep 14, 2012
New York, New York, USA
Performer
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Carter, a former stage actress who starred in the adaptation of the groundbreaking novel “Strange Fruit” on Broadway and later became an educator and a children’s book author.

Carter studied drama at Spelman College and later was taught by Stella Adler in New York. She made her Broadway debut in 1945 in Lillian Smith’s adaptation of her novel Strange Fruit, an interracial love story.

Carter became part of the American Negro Theater under the direction of Abe Hill.

Source: The Daily News.



Take a Giant Step (Sep 24, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953)
  • Performer: Dorothy Carter [Christine]
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Walk Hard (Mar 27, 1946 - Mar 31, 1946)
  • Performer: Dorothy Carter [Ruth Lawson]
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Strange Fruit (Nov 29, 1945 - Jan 19, 1946)
  • Performer: Dorothy Carter [Bess Anderson]
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