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Diahann Carroll Pioneering Actress Dies At 84

Diahann Carroll Pioneering Actress Dies At 84

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The beautiful, iconic, ground-breaking American Actress Diahann Caroll dies at 84.

Diahann Carroll Accepting the 2016 Hollywood Legacy Award at the ABFF Awards

From Wikipedia: Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and model. She rose to prominence in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959). In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings.

Her 1968 debut in Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role,[1] was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of Dominique Deveraux, a mixed-race diva, in the prime time soap opera Dynasty.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ut Nick Ut/AP/Shutterstock (6535818b) Actress Diahann Carroll at the Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. on Actress Diahann Carroll, Pasadena, USA

Carroll was the recipient of numerous stage and screen nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series in 1968. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for the 1974 film Claudine.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, Carroll is survived by her daughter, the journalist Suzanne Kay, and two grandchildren.
We will remember her charisma, her beauty and her kindness, may she rest in peace.

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