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.
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 Washingtonin 2012.
Here’s a look back at the incredible life and legacy of the actress over the years.