ACTRESS DIAHANN CARROLL PASSES AWAY
Singer and actress Diahann Carroll, the captivating singer and actress who made television history in television shows Julia and Dynasty has died at the age of 84.
Her daughter, producer-journalist Suzanne Kay, said that she died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. Carroll became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series, Julia, a widowed nurse raising a young son.
She then became the “first Black bitch on television” as Dominique Deveraux, the first prominently featured African American character on primetime soap opera, Dynasty and it’s spinoff The Colbys.