Carroll Left Her Mark On Hollywood
Actress, singer and model Diahann Carroll has died. She was 84.
Suzanne Kay, Carroll's daughter, said Carroll died Friday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.
First Black Woman To Win a Tony
She won a Tony in 1962 for best actress for her work in the Broadway play "No Strings." That Tony award was a first for a black woman.
Carroll was also the first black woman to star in a non-servant role, on the primetime TV hit "Julia," and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress In a Television Series in 1968.She received an Emmy nom in 1974 for the movie Claudine.
Carroll later appeared on the '80s show "Dynasty."
'You Taught Us So Much'
Ava DuVernay paid her respects online, saying Carroll "broke ground with every footstep."
"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, Ms. Carroll."
Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen wrote:
"Diahann Carroll you taught us so much. We are stronger, more beautiful and risk takers because of you. We will forever sing your praises and speak your name. Love Love Love, Debbie💕"