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Diahann Carroll

Full / Real Name: Carol Diahann Johnson
Born: 17 July 1935 (85 years old)
Gender: Female

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Diahann Carroll is an American actress and singer best known for her role as jet setter Dominique Devereaux on the soap opera Dynasty and its spin-off The Colbys.

She is also known for being the first African American actress to star in her own television series in which she did not play a domestic worker, playing the title role in Julia, from 1968-1971.

She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role in 1969, and won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress In A Television Series” in 1968.

In 2006, Carroll was cast in the television comedy/drama Grey's Anatomy as the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke.


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