Joyce Bryant

  1. Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Jones, 1954.      The singer (with The Flennoy Trio) also  tested as Carmen.  But unlike the director’s favourite (and future lover)  Dandridge, not opposite James Edwards.  Otto Preminger OK’d him for tests – his career was deep-sixing – but not for the filmusical.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1