Diahann Carroll of course had a long and historic career well before she showed up on Dynasty. But I would be remiss if I did not share with you the manner in which she did show up on Dynasty:

ICONIC. (She once said that she told the Dynasty writers, “The most important thing to remember is write for a white male, and you’ll have the character. Don’t try to write for what you think I am. Write for a white man who wants to be wealthy and powerful. And that’s the way we found Dominique Deveraux.”)

Carroll died last year of breast cancer at 84, but she left us an absolute wealth of glamour to appreciate. Please join me!

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