Actress Diahann Carroll Has Died At Age 84 – Diahann Carroll died October 4, 2019 at her home in Los Angeles from complications of breast cancer at age of 84.
Actress Diahann Carroll Has Died At Age 84 | Diahann Carroll Cause Of Death:
Actress Diahann Carroll died after long painful battle with breast cancer. she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. She underwent nine weeks of radiation therapy, and had been clear since.
Born in the Bronx, New York City, on July 17, 1935, at 15, Diahann was modeling for Ebony magazine.
Carroll first appeared in film industry as a supporting role in Carmen Jones (1954). Diahann Carroll also won the Tony Award best actress (the first time for a black woman) for her performance in the Broadway musical No Strings, written especially for her by Richard Rodgers, which highlighted an interracial romance without mentioning color.
In 1974 for Best Actress for the film Claudine (1974), Diahann was nominated for an Academy Award In 1974.
Actress Diahann Carroll was the first black performer to have her own sitcom, with Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role, for 86 episodes (1968-71), and the first to earn an Emmy in the category of best actress in a leading role in a comedy series.
RIP Diahann Carroll:
Matt Bomer wrote in Instagram post paying tribute the actress, “One of the great joys of my career was getting to work with, laugh with, sing with, and listen to Miss Diahann Carroll for 6 years on White Collar. We are all deeply saddened by her loss, and will miss her greatly. I love you Diahann, and I will never forget your wisdom, generosity of spirit, and the ever present twinkle in you eye. You broke so many boundaries, and you helped me to have the courage to push through my own. Thank you for the memories, and Rest In Peace. What a life you lived. Our hearts and thoughts are with her family today.”
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One of the great joys of my career was getting to work with, laugh with, sing with, and listen to Miss Diahann Carroll for 6 years on White Collar. We are all deeply saddened by her loss, and will miss her greatly. I love you Diahann, and I will never forget your wisdom, generosity of spirit, and the ever present twinkle in you eye. You broke so many boundaries, and you helped me to have the courage to push through my own. Thank you for the memories, and Rest In Peace. What a life you lived. Our hearts and thoughts are with her family today. #diahanncarroll
RIP Diahann Carroll. You gave a lot to this world. Thank you, Love Barbra pic.twitter.com/C2BQUbDBQs
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 4, 2019
My dear, dear beautiful #DiahannCarroll passed away today . What a pioneer she was in the business….what an incredibly kind soul. We met in High School and continued our friendship for many, many years.
The memories and the tears are flowing 💔 pic.twitter.com/LewZEYLfYV
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) October 4, 2019
#DiahannCarroll was a transformative force for freedom. She identified with Dr King in the civil rights movement with a simple kiss. She brought down ancient barriers & built bridges.She left the world better than she found it. We are in her debt. We miss her so much already. RIP pic.twitter.com/MwjRGcs6tq
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) October 4, 2019
I once met the legendary Diahann Carroll at a luncheon in Toronto. I told her that when she starred in Julia, people used to say my mother looked like her. Without blinking an eye, she said “Was she very beautiful?” Ms Carroll was a Goddess. pic.twitter.com/BJot9JIh1p
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) October 4, 2019
It’s was an honor to work with the great Diahann Carroll. I looked up to her. She excelled in a time when being a black woman was not synonymous with beauty and class. She broke through. We hailed to her knowledge and class. She gave our culture elegance. She was a true queen. pic.twitter.com/4uAc5k7tSx
— Ruth E Carter (@iamRuthECarter) October 4, 2019
Rest In Peace Diahann Carroll. Amazing. Beautiful. Historical. pic.twitter.com/Y8WY9xRITI
— Mario Cantone (@macantone) October 4, 2019