From our friends at European Film Star Postcards....
On 4 October 2019, Diahann Carroll (CLICK ON THE PHOTO) died of cancer, aged 84. She
was among the foremost African American actors to break down
long-seated prejudices in casting. Carroll was the first black performer
to have her own sitcom, Julia, which ran for 86 episodes
(1968-1971), and the first to win an Emmy in the category of best
actress in a leading role in a comedy series. She also won a Tony for
her performance in the Broadway musical 'No Strings', written especially
for her by Richard Rodgers, which highlighted an interracial romance
without mentioning colour. Her films include Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy and Bess (1959), Paris Blues (1961) and Claudine (1974). And her conniving and glamorous Dominique Deveraux was a match for Joan Collins’ Alexis Colby, doubling the 'nasty in Dynasty (1984-1997). READ AND SEE MORE HERE.
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