Sat, 2019-Oct-05 01:20 UTC
Length - 2:07
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 364,043 views on Friday, 4 October 2019 our article of the day is Diahann Carroll.
Diahann Carroll (; born Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings.
Her 1968 debut in Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of Dominique Deveraux, a mixed-race diva, in the prime time soap opera Dynasty.
Carroll was the recipient of numerous stage and screen nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series in 1968. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for the 1974 film Claudine. She was also a breast cancer survivor and activist.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:20 UTC on Saturday, 5 October 2019.
For the full current version of the article, see Diahann Carroll on Wikipedia.
This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Visit wikioftheday.com for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.
Abulsme Productions produces the current events podcast Curmudgeon's Corner as well. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.
This has been Ivy. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.
For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.