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Witches' Brew: Brew Beauty: Diahann Carroll

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Brew Beauty: Diahann Carroll

Groundbreaking actress Diahann Carroll is our Brew Beauty of the Week. This fierce cookie was raised in NYC and has appeared in numerous film and television classics, including Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, Julia and Dynasty.

Carroll laid ground for present-day Black actresses by landing the starring role in the 1968 series Julia. In that role, she became the first Black actress to star in her own TV series without playing a maid or other domestic worker. Fast forward to 1984, when the fabulous Ms. Carroll joined the cast of Dynasty... actually, let the video speak for itself. I live for the over the shoulder side eye at 3:18.

Carroll has gone on to appear in A Different World and Grey's Anatomy. She is a breast cancer survivor and all-round fashion icon to many. And at 74 years young, she's showing these young Hollywood broads how it's done. Check out our Facebook page for our Brew Beauty gallery to see more of Ms. Carroll. And while you're there, become a fan and then follow our blog!  Drop us a line if there's someone you'd like to see as our next Beauty of the Week!

Here's another classic on-screen Diahann Carroll moment.

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At Monday, January 4, 2010 at 10:36:00 AM EST , Blogger Bianca Merriweather Pavillion Hall and Oates said...

Bianca Approves!


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