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Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in…

The beautiful Diahann Carroll. American television's first African American mega star with her own top rated show.

Young Diahann Carroll, 1954  | Black Hollywood Series by Black History Album, via Flickr

Young Diahann Carroll, 1954 (born is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Notable stage and film and TV credits: Carmen Jones Porgy & Bess No Strings Julia Claudine Dynasty

Hollywood/Oscars/Award Show Party: Star garland in gold, silver, and black. HOLLYWOOD THEME

Hollywood/Oscars/Award Show Party: Star garland in gold, silver, and black. HOLLYWOOD THEME-- wonder how hard this would be to do.

Black Women of Hollywood (1st row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne. 2nd row Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge. 3rd row: Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, & Cicely Tyson)

Black Women of Hollywood row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel…

Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer

Best Actress Oscar nominee Viola Davis with Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer,"The Help" co-stars

Hattie Mcdaniel was the first black performer to win an Academy Award.... Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).

I loved this actress. Hattie McDaniel (June 1895 – October was an American actress. McDaniel was the first black person to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind

Imitation of Life (1934) - Louise Beavers and Fredi Washington | Black Hollywood Series by Black History Album, via Flickr

Black-celebrity-actress-Fredi-Washington with Louise Beavers in the movie Imitation of Life 1934

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