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Diahann Carroll

(Carol Diahann Johnson)
singer, actress
Born: 7/17/1935
Birthplace: Bronx, New York

Stage and film actress who appeared in Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1957) and was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Claudine (1974). She also played in two successful TV series, as the working-mother title character on Julia (1968–71) and as a glamorous, scheming businesswoman on Dynasty (1984–87). She appeared in the much acclaimed TV movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999).

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