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Diahann Carroll

17 July 1935 to 4 October 2019

An American actress whose career began in Otto Preminger films such as Carmen Jones (1954) and Hurry Sundown (1967), Carroll later received an Oscar nomination for her role in Claudine (1974). She was the first black performer to have her own sitcom with Julia (1968-1971), and memorably clashed with Joan Collins’ Alexis on Dynasty (1984-1987).

Read Diahann Carroll's Guardian obituary here.