Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge were great friends. However, NO biography of Marilyn Monroe mentions her friendship with this great black actress.
After Dandridge would finish performing with the Desi Arnez band in Hollywood, she would call Monroe, they would talk for hours about their career, problems with men and racism in Hollywood. Dorothy, Marilyn, and Ava Gardener partied together.
Marilyn never tried to hide her friendship with Dorothy. It was simply unpopular for whites to have black friends during segregation. So white media outlets refused to report on their friendship.This may be why Marilyn Monroe biographers are “unaware” of the great friendship these two shared.