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Diahann Carroll arrives for the Essence 40th Anniversary "Fierce & Fabulous Awards" Luncehon in New York
Diahann Carroll arrives for the Essence "Fierce & Fabulous Awards" luncheon in celebration of their 40th Anniversary at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York on September 13, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Diahann Carroll (English pronunciation: /(ˌ)daɪˈæn ˈkær.əl/, born July 17, 1935, in New York, New York) is an American actress and singer.

Having appeared in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess, she starred in 1968's Julia, one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. Later she created the role of Dominique Deveraux on the popular prime time soap opera, Dynasty.

She is the recipient of numerous stage and screen awards and nominations. Carroll has been married four times and became the mother of a daughter in 1960. She is a breast cancer survivor and activist.

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