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Diahann Carroll

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Biography

Photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1955.

Source: Wikipedia

Diahann Carroll (/daɪˈæn ˈkær.əl/; born July 17, 1935) is an American television and stage actress and singer. Her acting career has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959) and on Broadway, she starred in Julia (1968), one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. Later she played the role of Dominique Deveraux on the popular prime time soap opera, Dynasty. She is the recipient of numerous stage and screen awards and nominations. Carroll has been married four times and became the mother of a daughter in 1960. She is a breast cancer survivor and activist. Carroll was scheduled to return to the Broadway stage in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun as Mama, but withdrew prior to opening citing the demands of the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Fact file

  • Born: Carol Diahann Johnson July 17, 1935 (age 80) The Bronx, New York, United States
  • Education: Music & Art High School New York University
  • Occupation: Actress, Singer
  • Years active: 1954–present
  • Spouse(s): Monte Kay (m. 1956–63) Fredde Glusman (m. 1973–73) Robert DeLeon (m. 1975–77) Vic Damone (m. 1987–96)
  • Children: Suzanne Kay-Bamford (b. 1960)
  • Website: http://diahanncarroll.net

Read more about Diahann Carroll at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Diahann Carroll Was the Only Mother I Knew
NY Times TV, 2019-10-08 19:15:14
My real mother left me when I was a toddler. And then, at age 5, I was cast as Corey Baker on “Julia.”

Diahann Carroll, Indelible Fixture of My Childhood
NY Times TV, 2019-10-06 18:19:05
Ms. Carroll was part of my extended family, that fabulous aunt who commanded attention by simply walking into the room.

Tyler Perry dedicates a soundstage at his Atlanta studio to Diahann Carroll
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-10-06 15:59:37
Filmmaker Tyler Perry salutes groundbreaking actress Diahann Carroll during a gala celebration of his sprawling film and TV complex.

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