Diahann Carroll transitioned today at the age of 84 years old. The pioneering African American actress, singer, and model was born on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York City. In 1968, she became a national sensation in her role as “Julia” making her the first African American woman to star her own TV series and in a non-servant role. She received numerous nominations and awards including a Golden Globe nomination for her TV series, and nominated for an Academy Award for “Claudine” in 1974. Her career span was one to be mirrored and broke boundaries for African American women in Hollywood. Diahann Carroll was a breast cancer survivor and activist.
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