A blog about classic television, movies, and radio, by the author of "Joan Davis: America's Queen of Film, Radio and Television Comedy," among others.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Hard to believe it's time to wish this lovely and talented lady a happy 80th birthday! Born Carol Diahann Johnson in the Bronx on July 17, 1935, she went on to build an impressive career as an actress and singer. Classic TV fans know her as the elegant Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty, Whitley Gilbert's mom on A Different World, and always as the pioneering star of the 1968-71 sitcom Julia. You can pay her an online visit at her official website, where she regularly posts news of a still-burgeoning career.