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Diahann Carroll   “She was the first black woman to win a Tony for best actress, and the first black woman to star in her own TV show — while not playing a maid. As the title character in that sitcom, Julia, Carroll became the model for one of the first black Barbie dolls.” - Michele Norris on Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll Talks Of Love, Life And Those Legs

We celebrate the amazing talent that Diahann Caroll has shared with us over the years, while looking at how to capture her glamour on your wedding day.

Sisters Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad attending "Kennedy Center Honors Awards" on December 2, 1984 at the Kennedy Center in Washingon, D.C. (Ron Galella, WireImage)

Debbie Allen (Kibbe Flamboyant Gamine) and Phylicia Rashad (Kibbe Dramatic Classic)

Beverly Johnson paved the way for African American models, breaking down many racial barriers in the '70s. When she first pursued a modeling career, she was rejected by every modeling agency she reached out to. However, after things began to shift culturally, her phone began to ring off the hook. She appeared in over 500 magazines and walking the runway for Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, and many more.

The Supermodels of the 1970's

Beverly Johnson’s look over the years has always been a true reflection of her persona: striking, polished, and, always, utterly elegant. She was on the first black model on the cover of American Vogue.

"Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on June 11, 1920, Hazel Dorothy Scott was the only child of R. Thomas Scott, a West African scholar from Liverpool, England and Alma Long Scott, a classically-trained pianist and music teacher. A precocious child who discovered the piano at the age of 3, Hazel surprised everyone with her ability to play by ear. She taught herself the saxophone, and eventually joined Lil Hardin Armstrong’s orchestra in the early 1930s.

Hazel Scott - Internationally known american jazz, classical pianist & vocalist.

Diahann Carroll at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles in 1967, photographed by Martin Mills

vintageblackglamour: “ Diahann Carroll at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles in photographed by Martin Mills ”

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge - Actor and Singer - First African-American nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress - Carmen Jones 1954

Lena Horne, American Actress and Film Star, 1945

Lena Horne, American Actress and Film Star, 1945

Diahann Carroll's 20 Most Glamorous Looks

Diahann Carroll's 20 Most Glamorous Looks

Dorothy Dandridge's Pearls and Velvet Bustier - Old Hollywood Style Inspiration - Photos

Dorothy Dandridge's Pearls and Velvet Bustier