There was much gushing in the tweetstream Sunday night when Kerry Washington and Diahann Carroll emerged as presenters at the Primetime Emmys, mostly along the lines of “Dayum, girl, but you do look good for 80!”
Actually, Diahann’s only 78. And if you’d been paying attention, you’d have seen this shot of the two of them, which came out earlier in the month when they were added to the presenter list:
I’ll happily refer you to previous shots of Kerry Washington, while I produce this oddity from the Annals of Time, or at least of Dynasty:
From Ebony, October 1984, a mere
thirty twenty-nine years ago, Diahann Carroll as Blake Carrington’s half-sister Dominique Deveraux, née Millie Cox, at the time of her arrival in Denver married to Brady Lloyd (Billy Dee Williams). They break up, but Dominique manages to hang around long enough to make it into the spin-off series The Colbys.