Singer and actress Dorothy's daughter Harolynn (Lynn) kicks repetitively.
Dr. Carrington tells Dorothy, "Mrs. Nicholas... but she will never speak. "Dorothy: "One doctor said she needed sedatives, another one said stimulants..."
Dr. Carrington: "Dorothy, when is mentally retarded. She has what we call 'anoxic brain damage.'"
"Her brain will never develop. She'll be four years old forever." (0:24)
Club manager Jack tells Dorothy about the loss of his wife and child. (1:30)
Dorothy swallows pills. (1:33, 1:44)
Judge at hearing: "Ms. Dandridge, you have stated that your child is a danger to herself and others..."
Lynn manifests idiosyncratic stereotypical movements. (1:36)
Earl discovers Dorothy's lifeless body on the floor in her apartment.
Medical examiner: "There's a bottle of Tofranil on the dressing table. More than likely she just overdosed."
"We have a suicide note."
"Suicide notes don't exactly expire."
Earl: "She didn't kill herself."
"She didn't kill herself."
Reporter: "Hollywood mourns the passage of Dorothy Dandridge... as a result of an overdose of the prescription drug Tofranil, however they declined to determine whether the death was an accident or suicide." (1:46)