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Diahann Carroll dead at 84...

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Oh my god. She always felt immortal. I suppose she is regardless of this earthly life, but still a shock. RIP to an icon and pioneer. 

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Such a talented and one of a kind woman. A true goddess - one of those people you feel lucky to have ever known about. She was always able to remake herself for new eras while remaining true to her morals and standards. I really loved her work in Claudine, a role she gave so much dignity. And in more recent years, she was a standout on White Collar. 

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I am sorry to hear this news. She was a talented and very pretty lady. She was very stylish all throughout her life.

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30 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

Such a talented and one of a kind woman. A true goddess - one of those people you feel lucky to have ever known about. She was always able to remake herself for new eras while remaining true to her morals and standards. I really loved her work in Claudine, a role she gave so much dignity. And in more recent years, she was a standout on White Collar. 

 

Anyone who wants to see just how trans-formative a presence Carroll can be in a role should see her in that movie!  The lovely Diana Sands was too sick to take the role of the title character and suggested Carroll.

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20 minutes ago, ReddFoxx said:

She deserves credit for making for helping black women in entertainment see that they can be elegant and stylish.

Definitely deserves that credit! She literally broke a "color ceiling" with her first role, Julia. Then, more recently with Matt Bomer who got his start on GL, she was fantastic as his companion/landlady on White Collar, the USA drama.

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9 minutes ago, Donna B said:

Then, more recently with Matt Bomer who got his start on GL, she was fantastic as his companion/landlady on White Collar, the USA drama.

A good friend of mine was the first person to interview Matt Bomer when he'd barely been in the city for a week. She adored him. The fans adored him, too, and his role as Ben. It was just too bad, too awfully bad, that ConWest had him commit suicide out of guilt.

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42 minutes ago, ReddFoxx said:

She deserves credit for making for helping black women in entertainment see that they can be elegant and stylish.

 

This is so true!

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As an aside:

 

All these daytime soap HWs on social media tweeting pics and memes of Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux yet wouldn't think to create such a character on their own soap-- they don't even give any black women characters a semblance of agency on their shows! They should all be ashamed of their hypocrisy! 

 

Daytime still suffers (I mean the ratings suffer) from this problem.

 

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