Image of Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

1935-07-17 Bronx, New York, USA

Image of Diahann Carroll


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Diahann Carroll (born Carol Diahann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings. Her 1968 debut in Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of an interracial diva in the primetime soap opera Dynasty. Carroll was the recipient of numerous stage and screen nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series in 1968. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the 1974 film Claudine. She was also a breast cancer survivor and activist.


How It Feels to Be Free Self (archival footage) 2021-01-18
The Masked Saint Ms. Edna 2016-01-08
Light Girls Herself 2015-01-19
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Peeples Nana Peeples 2013-05-09
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Self 2013-01-01
Sing Your Song Self 2012-01-13
The Front Nana 2010-05-26
At Risk Nana 2010-05-19
Diary of a Single Mom Therapist 2009-01-27
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (archive footage) 2004-01-01
The Courage to Love Pouponne 2000-01-24
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story Maria Cole 2000-12-10
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Betty Hemings 2000-02-13
Jackie's Back! Diahann Carroll 1999-06-14
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Sadie Delany 1999-04-18
The Sweetest Gift Mrs. Wilson 1998-02-28
Eve's Bayou Elzora 1997-11-07
Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale Narrator 1995-02-25
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle Lydia Bishop 1994-05-10
Color Adjustment Self 1992-01-29
The Five Heartbeats Eleanor Potter 1991-03-29
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Vivian Thurlow (archive footage) (uncredited) 1991-10-28
Sunday in Paris Vernetta Chase 1991-07-07
Murder in Black and White Margo Stover 1990-01-07
Mo' Better Blues Jazz Club Singer (uncredited) 1990-08-03
From the Dead of Night Maggie 1989-02-27
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Self 1988-05-16
The Best of Broadway Herself 1985-05-24
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
Sister, Sister Carolyne Lovejoy 1982-06-07
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Vivian 1979-04-28
The Star Wars Holiday Special Mermeia Holographic Wow 1978-12-01
Telly...Who Loves Ya, Baby? Self 1976-02-18
Death Scream Betty May 1975-09-26
Claudine Claudine Price 1974-04-22
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self (archive footage) 1970-03-24
The Dean Martin Christmas Show Herself 1968-12-19
The Split Ellen "Ellie" Kennedy 1968-11-04
Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing Self - Singer 1968-11-28
Hurry Sundown Vivian Thurlow 1967-02-09
Paris Blues Connie Lampson 1961-09-27
Goodbye Again Nightclub Singer 1961-05-23
Porgy and Bess Clara 1959-06-24
Carmen Jones Myrt 1954-10-28