Brooklyn White helps us honor the life of Joyce Bryant. Rest in Peace and Power. |
"'Byers also says Bryant was in the running to portray Carmen in ‘Carmen Jones,’ the 1954 musical that starred Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. The singer declined to outright admit what happened to the role that was sure to make her a mainstream hit, but in conversation with Byers, her performance manager, Berle Adams, says that Dandridge’s romantic involvement with the film’s director, Otto Preminger, may have led to the role being assigned to Dandridge." | Read the FULL ARTICLE.