Sunday, October 24, 2010

Diahann Carroll & Billy Dee Williams Played a Sassy & Classy Couple on "Dynasty"

Here are two articles from African American press - one from October 1984 and the other one from January 1985 discussing the addition of Diahann Carroll and Billy Dee Williams to the luxe sudser "Dynasty."

You can read how the actors got their parts on "Dynasty," what it did for the show's ratings and of course what the original plans for the characters had been.

Contrary to what some may believe, Williams was contracted to do only 7-10 episodes from the start and the high salary (possibly exceeding those of the show's principal stars) that his manager negotiated may have played a part in that. 

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