Leading Women Defined: Diahann Carroll

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Breakout Year

In 1954, Carroll received her two big breaks when she snagged a role in the Broadway musical House of Flowers and the film Carmen Jones, alongside Dorothy Dandridge.

(Photo: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Pictures)

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