Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann Johnson on July 17, 1935 in New York City. She began singing at the age of six. She made her film debut in "Carmen Jones" in 1954 and her Broadway debut in 1954 in "The House of Flowers." She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway play "No Strings."

In 1968 Diahann starred in the groundbreaking tv series "Julia." During her time on the show she received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In 1974 she received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance in "Claudine." In the 1980's Diahann appeared as Dominique Devearaux Lloyd in two nighttime tv series: "Dynasty" and "The Colbys." She's made guest appearances in such tv shows as "Naked City," "Peter Gunn," "The Love Boat," "Evening Shade," "Touched By An Angel," "Strong Medicine," "Soul Food" and "Half & Half." She had a recurring role in "A Different World" and she was a series regular in "Lonesome Dove: The Series" and "The Court." Diahann also published her autobiography "Diahann."

Diahann has been married four times: to Monte Kay in 1956 and they have a daughter Suzanne; to Freddie Glusman in 1973; to Robert DeLeon from 1975 to 1977 and Vic Damone from 1987 to 1996. She also had a long term relationship with legendary actor Sidney Poitier and was engaged to British talk show host David Frost.

Diahann's film credits include the following:

  • Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000)(Tv Movie)
  • Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)(Tv Movie)
  • The Courage to Love (2000)(Tv Movie)
  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters Firs 100 Years (1999)(Tv Movie)
  • The Sweetest Gift (1998)(Tv Movie)
  • Eve's Bayou (1997)
  • Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994)(Tv Movie)
  • The Five Heartbeats (1991)
  • Murder in Black & White (1990)(Tv Movie)
  • From the Dead of Night (1989)(Tv Movie)
  • Sister, Sister (1982)(Tv Movie)
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1979)(Tv Movie)
  • Roots: The Next Generation (1979)(Tv Miniseries)
  • Death Scream (1975)(Tv Movie)
  • Claudine (1974)
  • The Split (1968)
  • Hurry Sundown (1967)
  • Paris Blues (1961)
  • Goodbye Again (1961)
  • Porgy & Bess (1959)
  • Carmen Jones (1954)

Check out the following sites for additional information about Diahann:

Diahann Carroll@Internet Movie Database
The Many Images of Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll@TVNow.com
Diahann Carroll@AfricanPubs.com
Diahann Carroll's Lifetime Intimate Portrait
Diahann Carroll@Tv.com
Diahann Carroll@Filmbug.com
Diahann Carroll@African Americans.com
Diahann Carroll@The Court
Diahann Carroll@Wikipedia
Diahann Carroll@The HistoryMakers
Diahann Carroll@Hollywood.com

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