Peoples' News Roundup: Diahann Carroll, TV trailblazer for black women, dead at 84; Ginger Baker, drummer in 1960s group Cream, dies aged 80
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Diahann Carroll, TV trailblazer for black women, dead at 84
Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for black women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in "Julia," died on Friday at age 84, her manager said. Carroll, whose career also was punctuated by a pioneering Tony Award and an Oscar nomination, had been suffering from cancer and died in her sleep at home in Los Angeles with her daughter by her side, her manager, Brian Panella, said by phone.
Ginger Baker, drummer in 1960s group Cream, dies aged 80
British rock music drummer Ginger Baker, a co-founder of the 1960's supergroup Cream with bass player Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton, died on Sunday aged 80. Baker, who was born in south London in 1939, first came to prominence as a member of blues group The Graham Bond Organisation before founding Cream in 1966.
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