Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll in 1976

Diahann Carroll (born Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American television and stage actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Later she played the role of Dominique Deveraux on the popular soap opera, Dynasty. [1]

Carroll was born in the Bronx and raised in Harlem. She was briefly engaged to British journalist David Frost. In 1997, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but was cancer-free after radiation therapy.[2] Carroll died of cancer on October 4, 2019 in Los Angeles at the age of 84.[3]

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  1. Hetrick, Adam; Gioia, Michael. "Diahann Carroll Withdraws from Broadway Revival of A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington". Playbill. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. "Actress and breast cancer survivor Diahann Carroll to address Baylor luncheon". Dallas News. October 26, 2011. Archived from the original on May 15, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. "Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies". ABC news10. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.