Award-winning actress Diahann Carroll has died at the age of 84 after a long bout with cancer. She passed away at her home in Los Angeles, her daughter, producer-journalist Suzanne Kay, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Carroll rose to stardom with performances in films like Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess in the ’50s and in 1962, she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in No Strings. The performer made television history in 1968 when she starred in JULIA, the first network series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. Soap fans, however, will know her best for her portrayal of the divalicious Domnique Deveraux on both DYNASTY and its spinoff, THE COLBYS.
Later in her career, Carroll had recurring roles as Jasmine Guy’s mother on A DIFFERENT WORLD, Jane Burke on GREY’S ANATOMY, as well as appearing on DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM and WHITE COLLAR. Her final role was playing Miss Edna in the 2016 film The Masked Saint.
Our thoughts are with Carroll’s friends and family during this difficult time. For more about your favorite stars, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine.