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2015 LIFE@50+ MIAMI

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Enjoy fun in the sun during Life@50+, May 14-16, 2015

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Diahann Carroll Recalls Her 'Dynasty' Diva Days

Actress and singer featured on PBS 'Pioneers of Television'

Diahann Carroll broke television barriers in 1968 as the lead character in NBC's Julia, becoming the first black actress to star in her own series. In 1984, she did it again, as the glamorous invader of the all-white environment of nighttime soaps as Dynasty's Dominique Deveraux. … Back to Article

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BREAKING A BARRIER: As Julia, Diahann Carroll was the first African American woman to star in a television series who wasn't playing a domestic worker. She continued to smash stereotypes in her role as Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty. She's featured on the PBS series Pioneers of Television.

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