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Carroll in 1976
Carol Diahann Johnson
July 17, 1935
New York City, U.S.
|Died||October 4, 2019
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||cancer|
|Education||Music & Art High School|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Awards||1962 Tony Award-Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical – No Strings
1969 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Julia
Diahann Carroll ( born Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 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 nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-race diva in the primetime soap opera Dynasty.
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 also a breast cancer survivor and activist.
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Carroll and Sammy Davis, Jr. on The Hollywood Palace in 1968
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