Diahann Carroll (July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress and singer. She portrayed the "Holographic Wow" known as Mermeia, which was the subject of Attichitcuk's sexual fantasies in The Star Wars Holiday Special.
In 1975, she was nominated to the Best Leading Actress Academy Award for her role as Claudine in Claudine (1974, John Berry), co-starring James Earl Jones. She lost the statue to Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974, Martin Scorsese).
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