I fell in LOVE with Diahann Carrol when she starred at the unforgettable Dominique Deveraux on the legendary 80s prime time soap opera, Dynasty. She was the first rich black woman I’d ever seen on one of those shows that my mother loved to watch so much (I did too)!
Ever since then, I just get super excited and super proud whenever I see her on anything. She is the epitome of elegance, style, sophistication and class. Diahann Carroll is a LIVING LEGEND! Happy Birthday! Cheers to many more!
Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American television and stage actress and singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959) and on Broadway, she starred in Julia (1968), 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.