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Diahann Carroll

photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1955
Born Carol Diahann Johnson
July 17, 1935 (1935-07-17) (age 72)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Years active 1954-2007
Spouse(s) Vic Damone (1987-1996)
Robert DeLeon (1975-1977)
Fredde Glusman (1973-1973)
Monte Kay (1956-1963)
Official website

Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York, she attended Manhattan's School of Performing Arts, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. Her family moved to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City when she was one and a half years old. Diahann Carroll, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Mar. ... Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Bronx redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an ItalianAmerican singer. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only score written without a collaborator. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Billy Dee Williams (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor who for a period in the 1970s rivaled Sidney Poitier as the most popular black actor in American film. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

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Career

Carrol's first film assignment was a supporting role in Carmen Jones in 1954, playing a friend of the sultry Carmen played by Dorothy Dandridge. She then starred in the Broadway musical House of Flowers. In 1959, she played Clara in the film version of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess along with such distinguished actors as Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., and Pearl Bailey. All singing voices were dubbed in the film, with the exception of Pearl Bailey, with the opera singer Loulie Jean Norman standing in for Carroll. In 1962 she won the Tony Award for best actress (a first for a black woman) for the role of Barbara Woodruff in the Samuel A. Taylor and Richard Rodgers musical No Strings. In 1974 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Claudine. Carmen Jones was a 1943 Broadway musical, later also performed a 1954 musical film; the play also ran for a season in 1991 at Londons Old Vic and most recently in Londons Royal Festival Hall in the South Bank Centre in 2007[1]. It is an updating of... Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922–September 8, 1965) was an American actress. ... House of Flowers was a 1954 Broadway musical by Harold Arlen (music) and Truman Capote (lyrics). ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Pearl Bailey in “St. ... Pearl Bailey in “St. ... Loulie Jean Norman, (born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 12, 1913; died August 2, 2005 in Los Angeles) is a famous soprano who worked with famed arranger Gordon Jenkins. ... The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ... Samuel Taylor (June 13, 1912–May 26, 2000) was an American playwright and screenwriter. ... This article is about the American composer. ... No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only score written without a collaborator. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Diahann Carroll portrays a welfare mother with six children in the 1974 film Claudine. ...


Carroll is probably best known for her title role in Julia in 1968. This landmark accomplishment established Carroll as the first African American actress to star in her own television series where she did not play a domestic worker. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role in 1969, and won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress In A Television Series” in 1968.[1] Her first Emmy nomination came in 1963 for her work in Naked City. Some of Carroll's other earlier television work includes appearances on shows hosted by Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan, and The Hollywood Palace variety show. Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Naked City was a television series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. ... Jack Parr redirects here. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... For other persons named Edward Sullivan, see Edward Sullivan (disambiguation). ... The Hollywood Palace was an hour-long television variety show produced by Nick Vanoff. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ...


In the 1980s, Diahann was signed on to join the star ensemble of the glitzy nighttime soap opera Dynasty and its spin-off The Colbys, as the jet setter, Dominique Deveraux, the half-sister of Blake Carrington played by actor John Forsythe. Carroll mused at the lavish wardrobing on these shows, comparing it to the US$50 budget for her nurse's uniform on Julia.[citation needed] It was for her recurring role as Marion Gilbert in A Different World that she received her third Emmy nomination 1989. In 2006, Carroll was cast in the television comedy/drama Grey's Anatomy as Jane Burke, the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke. The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) was a primetime television soap opera which aired from November 1985 to March 1987. ... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Stub ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... John Forsythe (born January 29, 1918 in Penns Grove, New Jersey), is an American stage, television and character actor who starred in three television series that spanned three decades such as single playboy father Bentley Gregg in the 1950s sitcom, Bachelor Father (1957 – 1962), as the unseen millionaire Charles Townsend... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 until July 9, 1993). ... This article is about the television series. ...


Carroll starred in the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of the classic film Sunset Boulevard . She played the lead role, crazed silent movie star Norma Desmond, with the role of Joe Gillis played by Rex Smith. Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sunset Boulevard (1950 film). ... Image:RexSmith. ...


Personal life

Carroll has had four marriages, one of which produced a daughter, Suzanne Kay Bamford ( born September 9, 1960 ), who became a freelance media journalist. In 1973, Diahann surprised the press by marrying Las Vegas boutique owner Fred Glusman. She and British television host and producer David Frost had been dating at the time, and were engaged. After several weeks, she filed for divorce from Glusman, charging physical abuse. In 1975, Diahann married Robert DeLeon, a managing editor of Jet magazine. She was widowed two years later when DeLeon was killed in an autombile accident.[2][3] Diahann's fourth and last marriage was to singer Vic Damone in 1987. The union, which Carroll admitted was turbulent, underwent a legal separation in 1991, then reconciled before eventually divorcing in 1996.[4][5] is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Frost during an interview with Donald Rumsfeld. ... Jet magazine is a popular African-American publication founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1951 by John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing Company. ... Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is an ItalianAmerican singer. ...


Carroll is a breast cancer activist and survivor, who in order to draw attention to the cause, invited a camera crew into her treatment room for a national broadcast special. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


Theatre and stage

Television

Filmography

Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth, insisting that the dead child was the result of a virgin birth. ... No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only score written without a collaborator. ... House of Flowers was a 1954 Broadway musical by Harold Arlen (music) and Truman Capote (lyrics). ... Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... Sister, Sister is a 1982 TV movie that stars Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash, and Irene Cara. ... I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiographical novel about the early years of author Maya Angelous life. ... The Star Wars Holiday Special was a two-hour television special (including commercials) set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... Naked City was a television series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. ... Eves Bayou is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Kasi Lemmons who makes her directorial debut. ... The Five Heartbeats is a feature film directed by Robert Townsend, who also stars in the film with Michael Wright, Leon Robinson, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, and Diahann Carroll. ... Diahann Carroll portrays a welfare mother with six children in the 1974 film Claudine. ... The Split (1968). ... Hurry Sundown is a 1967 film starring Michael Caine. ... Paris Blues is a 1961 American feature film. ... Goodbye Again, also known as Aimez vous Brahms?, is a 1961 Franco-American romantic drama film made by Argus Film and Mercury Productions and released by United Artists. ... Porgy and Bess is a 1959 movie based on George Gershwins opera of the same name. ... Carmen Jones was a 1943 Broadway musical, later also performed a 1954 musical film; the play also ran for a season in 1991 at Londons Old Vic and most recently in Londons Royal Festival Hall in the South Bank Centre in 2007[1]. It is an updating of...

Discography

Awards/Nominations

Tony Awards What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ...

Academy Awards No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only score written without a collaborator. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

  • 1975 Best Actress: Claudine (Nominated)

Daytime Emmy Awards Diahann Carroll portrays a welfare mother with six children in the 1974 film Claudine. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York- based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...

  • 1963 Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Naked City (Nominated)
  • 1969 Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia (Nominated)
  • 1999 Outstanding Performance in a Children's Special/Series: The Sweetest Gift (Nominated)

Emmy Awards Naked City was a television series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. ... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... The Sweetest Gift Where The Grass Grows The Greenest Aint The A Shame Here I Am Crocodile Shoes The Beauty Of Limerck Games People Play The Girl I Love Where The River Shannon Flows Have I Stayed Away To Long Let The Four Winds Blow Careless Hands Tragic Romance Hornpipes... An Emmy Award. ...

Golden Globes A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 until July 9, 1993). ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • 1968 Best TV Star- Female: Julia (Winner)
  • 1970 Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Television Series: Julia (Nominated)
  • 1975 Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Motion Picture: Claudine (Nominated)

Image Awards Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... Diahann Carroll as Julia, Fred Williamson as Steve in Julia Julia was a groundbreaking television series which was the first to show an African American main character in a non-stereotypical role. ... Diahann Carroll portrays a welfare mother with six children in the 1974 film Claudine. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ...

  • 2000 Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series/Television Movie: Having a Say: The Delany Sisters' 1st 100 Years (Nominated)
  • 2005 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Drama Series: Soul Food (Nominated)

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References

  1. ^ Diahann Carroll. TheGoldenGlobes.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
  2. ^ The New York Times > New York Region > Blood Ties: 2 Officers' Long Path to Mob Murder Indictments
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Diahann Carroll: Biography and Much More from Answers.com
  5. ^ Diahann Carroll at Hollywood.com

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External links

Awards
Preceded by
Elizabeth Seal
Irma La Douce
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1962
No Strings
Succeeded by
Vivien Leigh
Tovarich
Internet Broadway Database The Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... This article or section should be merged with Yahoo! Yahoo! Movies provides information on current movie theater releases, including showtimes, critical reviews and general popular opinion. ... -1... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Elizabeth Seal (born August 28th, 1933 in Genoa, Italy) is a Tony award winning actress. ... Irma la Douce is a 1956 French stage musical whose book and lyrics were written by Alexandre Breffort with music by Marguerite Monnot. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only score written without a collaborator. ... Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (November 5, 1913 – July 8, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award winning English actress. ... Original Broadway Cast CD Tovarich is a 1963 musical play in two acts with book by David Shaw; music by Lee Pockriss and lyrics by Anne Croswell; based on the comedy by Jacques Deval and Robert E. Sherwood, translation from the original French of Jacques Deval by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp...

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African Americans - Diahann Carroll (687 words)
Carroll, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 (and treated successfully), is a spokeswoman for the National Women's Cancer Research Alliance.
Carroll met actor Sydney Poitier on the set of 1959's "Porgy and Bess," and the two embarked on a passionate affair that lasted eight years; at one point, the two were engaged.
Julia, with Diahann Carroll starring and an integrated supporting cast underneath, was therefore something of a breakthrough - even though it was criticized by some fl people as being unrepresentative of their lifestyle: she lived in a swanky apartment and appeared unaffected by any of the racial troubles that marked the period.
Encyclopedia4U - Diahann Carroll - Encyclopedia Article (188 words)
Diahann Carroll (born July 15, 1935) is an African-American actress.
Born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York, she attended the New York City High School of the Performing Arts, along with schoolmate Billie Dee Williams.
Her first film role was in Carmen Jones in 1954, but her big break came when she became the first African American actress to star in her own television series in which she did not play a domestic worker, when Julia debuted in 1968.
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