PHOTO GALLERY: The legendary beauty of Diahann Carroll
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Diahann Carroll, the gorgeous legend of film, tv, and stage passed away at the age of 84, but she leaves us with a treasure trove of her work to cherish. Whether she was a widowed nurse (Julia), a hard-working single mother of six (Claudine), a brassy fashion icon (Dynasty), or the no-nonsense mother of Whitley Gilbert (A Different World), Carroll brought into each role layers of elegance, grace, regality and of course, stunning beauty.
Let’s zig zag through time and take in the many different forms the trail-blazing Ms. Diahann Carroll shared with us along her life’s journey.
American jazz singer Diahann Carroll at the Washington Hotel in London, 25th October 1957. She is in the UK to appear on the television show ‘Chelsea at Nine’. (Photo by Ron Burton/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
397050 10: Actress Diahann Carroll attends the Associates for Breast & Prostate Cancer Studies 12th Annual Gala of the John Wayne Cancer Institute November 9, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. The event benefits breast and prostate cancer research. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD – MARCH 2: Actress Halle Berry (L) presents actress Diahann Carroll the Groundbeaking Role Award during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Promotional portrait of American actors Fred Williamson and Diahann Carroll for the television series, ‘Julia,’ 1970. (Photo by NBC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 14: Actress Diahann Carrol attends the Beverly Hills Ball 50th Anniversary Gala and benefit on April 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 19: Presenter Diahann Carroll (R) and Sidney Poitier are seen on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA – JANUARY 08:Actress Diahann Carroll arrives at the2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the palm Spring Convention Centre on January 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
28th December 1982: TV personality David Frost and his fiancee, actress Diahann Carroll, at The Duke of York theatre in London, to watch the show ‘Once Upon A Time’, which Frost produced. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)
FILE – This Sept. 24, 1986 file photo shows, Diahann Carroll, John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins from “Dynasty” cutting a cake to commemorate the production of 150 episodes of the show in Los Angeles. Carroll died, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE – This Sept. 20, 1987 file photo shows actress Diahann Carroll at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Carroll passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)