Diahann Carroll: Shattering Stereotypes on TV

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Halle Berry and Diahann Carroll (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Halle Berry and Diahann Carroll (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/WPGC) — Although many point toward “The Cosby Show” as the television show that shattered black stereotypes, it’s Diahann Carroll and the 1968 series “Julia” that did it first.

Carroll was the first black actress to star in her own television series, and the first to not play a domestic worker.

Carroll won the Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Television Series” in 1968 for her work in “Julia” and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1969.

She has enjoyed a career on stage and screen that spans six decades.

Check back all month for WPGC’s tribute to Black History Month.

All-News 99.1 WNEW’s Cheryl Simone contributed to this report

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