On this date, June 15, in 1968, Ellen Holly becomes the first African American on daytime television as Carla on One Life to Live.
Ellen Holly was a beautiful, talented expressive Black actress. She is best known for her part as Carla in One Life to Live which she played for over 20 years but she proved she was more then a soap opera actress. [Continue reading biography.]
For further reading and research, see also:
One Life: An Autobiography of an African American Actress by Ellen Holly. [book link]