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A tribute to the great Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll has died at the age of 84.

She was a showbiz legend who In 1962 won the Tony Award for best actress (a first for a black woman) for the role of Barbara Woodruff in the musical No Strings and she was the first black woman to star in her own network sitcom playing a nurse and single mom in Julia. In 1974, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Claudine and later played jet-setter Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty.

Miss Carroll has scores of other movie (Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess), television (A Different World, White Collar) and stage (Sunset Boulevard, Agnes of God) credits and as you can see in these clips, held her own singing with fellow showbiz legends like Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra.

What a legend herself.



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3 Remarks

  1. October 4th, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    Jim A. Steele says:

    Greg, thanks a million for your lovely tribute to Miss Diahann Carroll. May she rest in peace.

  2. God bless Diahann Carroll. I remember her TV program where her was a Nurse raising a child solo, learning later that she had so many other talents. RIP

  3. Diahann Carroll was one of my most favorite actresses of all time. I loved her work in Julia.

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