Diahann Carroll broke barriers
NEW YORK — 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.
She died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. Carroll played Julia Baker in the groundbreaking situation comedy that aired from 1968 to 1971.
Carroll earned an Oscar nomination for “Claudine.”