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Diahann Carroll, The First Black Woman To Star In Her Own TV Series, Has Died At 84

Diahann Carroll, a trailblazer and award-winning actress, has passed away from cancer at the age of 84.

Carroll was the first black woman to star in her own teleivision series.

The show, Julia, was about a young widow who raised her son while working as a nurse. This was the fist television series to star a black woman not working as a domestic servant.

Her role in 'Julia' was both groundbreaking and celebrated.

The role earned her a Golden Globe for best actress in a television series in 1968 and an Emmy nomination for best actress in a comedy in 1969. She was the first black woman to do so.

Carroll was also nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in 'Claudine.'

Carroll also had roles in Dynasty, Grey's Anatomy, and White Collar.

Many fans are remembering the impact Carroll had on their lives.

"Diahann Carroll walked this earth for 84 years and broke ground with every footstep. An icon. One of the all-time greats,” director Ava DuVernay wrote on Twitter. “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.”