We were deeply saddened by the news about Diahann Carroll’s passing. Broadway, music, film and television star Diahann was an undeniable trailblazer being the first Black actress nominated for a Tony in 1962.
She would go on to receive an Oscar nomination for 1975’s Claudine, star as the iconic fierce queen Dominque Devereaux in Dynasty, and lead a heavily-lauded Canadian run of Sunset Boulevard in the mid-nineties. The performer continued to work in the entertainment world until 2016.
We’ve compiled a few of our favourite Diahann moments from film, television, music and theatre below.
Her “Dynasty” Arrival (1984) – “I require one bedroom for my wardrobe, one for myself.”
Dynasty – Alexis and Dominique’s Catfight “Everyone knows you’re nothing but a second-rate lounge act”
Sunset Boulevard – “As If We Never Said Goodbye”
Sunset Boulevard – “With One Look“
Sunset Boulevard – “The Greatest Star of All“
Claudine (1975) – Worthy of every bit Oscar-nommed aplomb
“Send in the Clowns” – A gorgeous rendition of the Sondheim classic
Her OWN Masterclass – A tale of personal strength and overcoming abandonment.