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Dorothy Carter

( b. circa 1918 Kissimmee, Florida, USA - d. Sep 14, 2012 New York, New York, USA ) Female

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.

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