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Carroll, Diahann

Diahann Carroll

 Diahann Carroll (born Carol Diahann Johnson) was born on July 17, 1935 in Harlem, the Bronx, New York, NY, US to John and Mable Johnson.  She attended high school at New York City High with fellow actor Billy Dee Williams.

Before becoming a singer and an actress Diahann was a model.

Diahann Carroll has been married 4 times: Monte Kay ('56), Fredde Glusman ('73), Robert DeLeon ('75-'77 his death), Vic Damone ('87-96).  In the 60's she was engaged to Sidney Poitier and in the 70's she was engaged to David Frost.   She has one daughter from Monte Kay, media journalist Suzanne Kay.

Broadway: The Golden Age 2~200? - Herself
Eve's Bayou~1997 - Elzora
Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale~1995 - Narrator (see Actor Connections - Film)
Five Heartbeats, The~1991 - Eleanor Potter
Claudine~1974 - Claudine
Split, The~1968 - Ellie
Hurry Sundown~1967 - Vivian Thurlow
Paris Blues~1961 - Connie Lampson
Goodbye Again~1961 - Singer
Porgy and Bess~1959 - Clara
Carmen Jones~1954 - Myrt

The Fourth Annual TVLand Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV~2006 - Julia Baker in Grey's Anatomy skit
Oprah~2006 - Herself in Great Women Getting Older
Grey's Anatomy~2006 - recurring character
Oprah's Legends Ball~2006 - herself
That's What I'm Talking About (TV Land special)~2006 - guest
6th NAACP Image Awards~2005 - Herself
Tavis Smiley~2005 - Herself
Soul Food~2004 - Aunt Ruthie in In the Garden
Hollywood Squares~2004 - Herself
Whoopi~2003 - Viveca Rae in Mother's Little Helper
Strong Medicine~2003 - Love and Let Die
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV~2003  - Herself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television~2002  - Herself
Soul Food~2003 - Aunt Ruthie in Truth's consequences
Court, The~2002  - Justice DeSett
Half & Half~2002 - Grandma Ruth Thorne in  The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode
Dynasty: The E! True Hollywood Story~2001 - Herself
Sammy Davis Jr.: The E! True Hollywood Story~2001 - Herself
Legend of Tarzan~2001 - Queen La in:
    Tarzan and the Return of La
    Tarzan and the Leopard Men Rebellion
    Tarzan and the Lost City of Opar
Intimate Portrait: Holly Robinson Peete~2000 - Narrator
Soul Food~2003 - Aunt Ruthie in  Truth's Consequences
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story~2000 - Maria Cole
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal~2000 - Betty Hemings
Courage to Love, The~2000 - Pouponne
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years~1999 - Sadie Delany
Twice In a Lifetime~1999 -
    Jael in  O'er the Ramparts We Watched
    Double Exposure
Celebrity Profile: Diahann Carroll~1999 - Herself
Jackie's Back!~1999  - Herself
Sweetest Gift, The~1998 - Mrs. Wilson
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever~1998 - Herself
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood~1998 - Herself
Porgy and Bess : An American Voice~1998 - Herself
Ellen~1998 - Herself in  Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2
Touched by an Angel~1995 - Grace Willis in  The Driver
Lonesome Dove: The Series~1994 - Ida Grayson
Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle, A~1994 - Lydia Bishop
Burke's Law~1994 - in Who Killed the Beauty Queen?
Color Adjustment~1991 - Herself
Funny Women of Television~1991 (archive footage) - Herself
Murder in Black and White~1990 - Margo Stover
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration~1990  - Herself
Evening Shade~1990 in  The Perfect Woman 1994
Sinbad Show, The~1993 - Mrs. Winters in  My Daughter's Keeper
Different World, A~1989-1993 - Marion Gilbert in:
    When One Door Closes...: Part 2
    Faith, Hope, and Charity: Parts 1 & 2
    Save the Best for Last: Part 2
    Do You Take This Woman?
    For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls
    For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage
From the Dead of Night~1989  - Maggie
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The~1987  - Herself
Webster~1985 - Herself in  Strike Up the Band
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz~1985  - Herself
Colbys, The~1985-1986  - Millie 'Dominique' Cox Deveraux Lloyd
Dynasty~1984-1987  - Millie 'Dominique' Cox Deveraux Lloyd
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars~1984  - Herself
Wonderful World of Disney, The~1982 - Herself in Walt Disney World's 15th Anniversary Celebration
Night of 100 Stars~1982  - Herself
Sister, Sister~1982  - Carolyne Lovejoy
Hollywood Squares, The~1966 - Guest Panelist 1980
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings~1979  - Vivian
Roots: The Next Generations~1979 (mini)  - Zeona - Mrs. Simon Haley
Hollywood Squares, The~1966 - Guest Panelist 1978
Star Wars Holiday Special, The~1978  - Mermeia the Holographic Wow
Love Boat, The~1977 - Roxy Blue in  Help, Murder/Isaac the Groupie/Mr. Popularity
Diahann Carroll Show, The~1976
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music~1976
Death Scream~1975  - Betty May
Carol Burnett Show, The~1971 - Herself
Sonny & Cher Show, The~1972 - Herself
23rd Annual Tony Awards, The~1969  - Herself (Host)
41st Annual Academy Awards, The~1969  - Herself - Presenter
Hollywood Squares, The~1966 - Guest Star 1969
22nd Annual Tony Awards, The~1968  - Herself (presenter)
Ed Sullivan Show, The~1968 - Herself
Hollywood Palace, The~1968/9 - Herself
Julia~1968 - Julia Baker
ABC, Stage 67~1967 - Herself
International Cabaret~1965 - Herself 1965
Judy Garland Show, The~1964 - Herself
What's My Line~1964 - Mystery Guest (#627)
On Parade~1964
Password~1963 - Guest (#60)
Garry Moore Show, The~1960 - Herself
Naked City~1962 - Ruby Jay in  A Horse Has a Big Head -- Let Him Worry!
Dupont Show of the Month, The~1957 - in Crescendo
Chance of a Lifetime~1952 - Herself
International Cabaret~ - Herself

TV Commercials
USA Today

The Life and Times of Diahann Carroll~2006 - Herself  starting on April 18 for 14 performances.
Sunset Boulevard~1995 - Norma Desmond
Love Letters~1990
Agnes of God~1982/83 - Doctor Martha Livingstone (Music Box Theatre, New York, NY) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Same Time Next Year~1977
No Strings~1962/63 - Barbara Woodruff (54th Street Theatre/Broadhurst Theatre, New York, NY)
Carmen Jones~1954 (sidekick of Dorothy Dandridge)
House of Flowers~1954/55 - Ottilie alias Violet (Alvin Theatre, New York, NY)

Live Performances
Both Sides Now~2007 - Herself (Feinstein's at the Regency, NY)
Regards to Broadway~2006 - Herself, keynote speaker (The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL) 4/4/06
Herself at Feinstein's at the Regency (NYC)~2006
Thurgood Marshall Awards Dinner~2005 - Performer
Thurgood Marshall Awards Dinner~2004 - Mistress of Ceremonies
Thurgood Marshall Awards Dinner~2003 - Mistress of Ceremonies
The Persian Room~1960 - herself in her own act  (Plaza Hotel, New York, NY)

Albums (yes vinyl!)
Nobody Sees Me Cry: The Best Of The Columbia Years~2001
Side By Side~1999
The Time of My Life~1997
Diahann Carroll  with Duke Ellington Orchestra: A Tribute to Ethel Waters~1978 (1986 CD)
Diahann Carroll~1974
Diahann Carroll~1969-70
Diahann Carroll and the André Previn Trio~1969
Nobody Sees Me Cry~1967
"A" You're Adorable Songs for Children~1967
The Fabulous Diahann Carroll with André Previn and his Orchestra~1963
Fun Life~1962 (2001 CD)
Showstopper~1962 (re-issue of Best Beat Forward)
Diahann Carroll with the André Previn Trio~1960
Porgy and Bess Diahann Carroll and the André Previn Trio~1959
The Persian Room Presents Diahann Carroll~1959
Best Beat Forward~1958
Dianann Carroll Sings Harold Arlen Songs with Ralph Burns and his Orchestra~1957 (2001 CD)
Don't Answer Me~1967
The Need of You~1967
The Big Country (Another Day, Another Sunset)~1958
Guiding Light~1958
My Love, My Love~1958/9
I Went to the Village~1952-59?
Rebel In Town~1952-59?
House of Flowers~1955
Cast Recordings:
Sunset Boulevard~1995
No Strings~1962 (1993 CD)
House of Flowers~1955 (CD 1986)
Contributor on these Albums:
Christmas Memories~1998: Silent Night (1968)
Golden Hits of the Silver Screen~1996: A Fine Romance~1957
Christmas Encore!~1995: Do You Hear What I Hear? (1968)
Home For Christmas~1994: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1991)
The Many Moods of Romance: Night and Day~1994: Glad to be Unhappy (1960)
The Many Moods of Romance: The Glory of Love~1994  But Not For Me (1960)
Jingle Bells~1993: Silent Night (1967)
All-Star Merry Christmas~1992 Deck the Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Let It Snow~1991: Silent Night (1967)
Great Songs of Christmas~1960's: Some Children See Him/Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
Sleep Baby Sleep~1960's: Raisins And Almonds/Now The Day Is Over/Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
The Comedy~1962: La Cantatrice (1962)
Goodbye Again~1961: Say No More, It's Goodbye/ Love Is Just a Word

Stronger Than Before~2005 - Herself (Breast Cancer charity)

Swinging Chicks of the 60's~

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Academy Awards:
Nom 1974 Best Actress for Claudine
Crystal Awards:
Rec'd 1992 Women in Film (body of work)
Daytime Emmy:
Nom 1999 Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special for The Sweetest Gift
Nom 1989 as a guest for A Different World
Nom 1968 leading actress in Julia
Nom 1963 outstanding single performance by an actress in a leading role for Naked City
Golden Globe Awards:
Nom 1975 Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical / Comedy  for Claudine
Nom 1970 Best Actress Musical/Comedy for Julia
Rec'd 1969 Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia
Hollywood Star:
Rec'd 1996 on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Image Awards:
Nom 2000 Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special for Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Lucy Awards:
Rec'd 1998 Women in Film
NAACP Awards:
Rec'd 1992 Black Woman of Achievement Award for her work and charitable activities
National Museum of Women in the Arts:
Honored in 2007 as a Legacy of Women in the Performing Arts
TV Land Awards:
Rec'd 2003 Groundbreaking Role Award for Julia
Tony Awards:
Rec'd 1962 Best Actress in a Musical for No Strings
Nom 1954 Best Actress for House of Flowers

2005 - Jaguar (car manufacturer) The Gorgeous 100: Men and Women who dined Academy Awards fashion & style - #9

Breast cancer survivor

Won the first prize on the game show: Chance of a Lifetime

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