Beloved Singer & Actress Diahann Carroll Dies At Age 84

Beloved singer and actress, Diahann Carroll has passed away at the age of 84. Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, according to her daughter, producer-journalist Suzanne Kay. 

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Carroll was known for her performances on Broadway and in the Hollywood musicals Carmen Jones and Porgy & Bess.

She then starred as Julia Baker, a widowed nurse raising a young son, in the NBC comedy Julia. It was one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role and was followed by her portrayal of Dominique Deveraux in the primetime soap opera Dynasty over three seasons.

Carroll won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress In A Television Series" in 1968 and was nominated for an Academy Award for "Claudine."

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