(l-r) Dorothy Dandridge, Harolyn Nicholas, Geri Branton, Tony Nicholas.
“I never really thought I could give my daughter up to an institution. I guess the longest period of time that I have ever been away from her was about six months. Actually, she had no conception of time. She doesn’t know how long I’ve been away. She doesn’t even know that I’m her mother. She only knows that she likes me and I like her, and she feels warmth and that I’m a nice person.” -Dorothy Dandridge appearing on July 1963 edition of The Mike Douglas Show and publicly talked about Harolyn for the first time