Legendary Actress Diahann Carroll Dead At 84

by Krystal Franklin

October 4, 2019

Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, Diahann Carroll, famously known in her roles on Julia and Dynasty died at her home in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 84.

Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Carroll’s work in Julia earned her an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe. She’d go on to star in Dynasty in 1984 as the super sexy fashionista Dominique Deveraux, making her the first prominently featured African-American character on a primetime soap opera — a spot that wouldn’t be filled by another Black woman until Kerry Washington in 2012.

 

Here’s a look back at the incredible life and legacy of the actress over the years.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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