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America’s First Black Soap Opera Star Dies At 92

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Ellen Holly, the pioneering Black actress known for her groundbreaking role on “One Life to Live,” passed away at 92.

Her career spanned stage and screen, and her column in The New York Times led to her iconic role on the soap opera.

Holly’s portrayal of Carla Gray broke barriers, and her impact extended to other TV shows featuring Black characters. (Trending: Democrat Accused Of Blocking Release of Jeffrey Epstein Flight Logs)

“Ellen Holly was a trailblazer who lead an incredible life,” wrote her family.

“We hope that her life and career will serve as an inspiration for others to follow their dreams and passions,” they continued.

Adding, “While we will miss her extraordinary personality, we can only celebrate a life remarkably lived.”

Beyond acting, she later became a librarian, finding joy in her work at the White Plains Public Library.

Her family celebrates her extraordinary life and hopes it inspires others.

Holly is survived by several grand-nieces and cousins.

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