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Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, Pioneering Actress, Dies

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, Pioneering Actress, Dies Photo: AP via ABC News

NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer
Created: October 04, 2019 12:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84.
    
Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer.
    
Carroll played Julia Baker, a nurse whose husband had been killed in Vietnam, in the groundbreaking situation comedy that aired from 1968 to 1971.
    
During her long career, Carroll earned a Tony Award for the musical "No Strings" and an Academy Award nomination for "Claudine."
 

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