Tony Winner Diahann Carroll Passes Away at 84

Diahann Carroll Dead At 84

She died early Friday, following a battle with breast cancer, according to her publicist Jeffery Lane.

During her extended occupation, Carroll attained a Tony Award for the musical "No Strings" and an Academy Award nomination for "Claudine". She also went on to play Clara in Porgy & Bess.

NBC executives had been wary about placing "Julia" on the network in the course of the racial unrest of the 1960s, but it was an speedy hit. Alongside her marriages she also had an affair with actor Sidney Poitier for nearly a decade and dated journalist David Frost for several years.

LOS ANGELES - 1987: Actress Diahann Carrol poses for a portrait in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Speaking on the pre-Emmy red carpet about award recognition for African-American performers, Carroll told the Associated Press that, "I feel we're a little behind, we need to catch up ..." "They said it was a fantasy", Carroll recalled in 1998. 'All of this was untrue. "A great deal about the character of Julia I took from my possess lifetime, my family".

'I like to think that I opened doors for other women, although that wasn't my original intention, ' she said in 2002. The Bronx native had a modest start in life before winning a television talent contest that ultimately led her to being cast in director Otto Preminger's film "Carmen Jones" in 1954. In 1961, she starred alongside Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward in Paris Blues. And when she joined Dynasty in March of 1984, as the glamorous, jet-setting Dominique Deveraux, half-sister to Blake Carrington, Carroll became the first black person to star in a primetime soap.

Carroll recurred on series including A Different World (drawing an Emmy nomination in 1989), Lonesome Dove: The Series, Grey's Anatomy (picking up another Emmy nom in 2008), "Diary of a Single Mom" and on USA's White Collar as June Ellington.

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She also returned to her roots in nightclubs. In its first season it climbed to No. 7 in the Nielsen ratings, the New York Times noted.

The Television Hall of Fame inductee is survived by her daughter, Kay.

Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann Johnson in New York City in 1935. One of her rewards was a regular engagement to perform at the famed Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan.

Reverend Jesse Jackson said Carroll had broken down barriers during her life and left the world a better place than she found it.

Carroll was engaged to British television personality David Frost from 1970 to 1973 when Carroll shocked fans by marrying Fred Glusman, a boutique owner from Las Vegas. She had an incredible career that influenced so many actresses who would come after her.

After 69 years of charming and gracing the world with her many talents and tenacity, Carroll passed away on October 4, 2019, from complications from breast cancer, a disease she battled for 22 years.

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