Diahann Carroll Embodied Glamour and Substance

The New York TimesI am an '80s kid. I grew up in a New Jersey suburb that, to my mind's eye, bore more than a passing resemblance to the fictional town in “Stranger Things.” While I enjoyed shows like “Square Pegs” and movies like “The Breakfast Club,” I was perplexed by ...

October 5th 2019


What Diahann Carroll meant to black single moms like me

Washington PostWhen Diahann Carroll first donned hospital whites to play a nurse and widowed mother of one in the 1968 NBC sitcom “Julia,” my mother was 8 years old. She was also the only child of a black single mother, and she had never seen a family structure that ...

October 5th 2019


The Trailblazing Power of Diahann Carroll

VultureI do not recall the exact circumstance in which I first saw Diahann Carroll. Perhaps it was in old reruns of her TV sitcom Julia, where she played a widowed nurse raising a little boy. Maybe it was on one of the eight million variety shows that littered the airwaves ...

October 5th 2019


Actress Diahann Carroll Dies At 84

NPRThe singer and actress Diahann Carroll was as famous for her elegance as she was for her acting and her voice. She died today at her home in Los Angeles from complications of breast cancer. She was 84. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has this appreciation.

October 5th 2019


Without Diahann Carroll, we wouldn't have Olivia Pope

Washington PostJulia Baker is the character Diahann Carroll played on the groundbreaking sitcom “Julia,” which premiered in 1968 and ran for three seasons on NBC. The series — which starred Carroll as a registered nurse raising her young son alone following the death of ...

October 5th 2019


Diahann Carroll, Groundbreaking Television And Broadway Star, Dead At 84

NPRLegendary actress, singer and style icon Diahann Carroll died on Friday at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84 years old. Carroll's longtime manager, Ronni Lynn Hart, confirmed her death to NPR. In her illustrious career, ...

October 4th 2019


Hollywood remembers Diahann Carroll

CNN"Diahann Carroll walked this earth for 84 years and broke ground with every footstep. An icon. One of the all-time greats. She blazed trails through dense forests and elegantly left diamonds along the path for the rest of us to follow. Extraordinary life. Thank you ...

October 4th 2019


Diahann Carroll, pioneering star of 'Julia' and 'Dynasty,' dead at 84

CNNKnown as much for her talent as she was her beauty and elegance, Carroll was beloved for her work in "Julia," as well as her subsequent performance as the wealthy and cultured Dominique Deveraux in the 1980s ABC primetime soap opera "Dynasty.".

October 4th 2019