Diahann Carroll Dies: Groundbreaking African-American Actress, Star Of TVs Julia Was 84

Diahann Carroll, TVs history-making star of NBCs 1960s sitcom Julia and Broadways Tony Award-winning star of the 1962 musical No Strings, died today of cancer, the Associated Press has reported. The Dynasty star was 84.

Already a popular stage and nightclub performer when she signed on to star in Julia, Carroll is credited with being the first African-American actress to lead a primetime series in a non-stereotypical role, and the first overall since Beulah, the 1950s sitcom about a maid.

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