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Who is Diahann Carroll?
Diahann Carroll is an American television and stage actress and singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess and on Broadway, she starred in Julia, 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.
- also known as Carol Diahann Johnson, Caroll Diahann Johnson, Carol Diann Johnson
- born on (80 years ago) in The Bronx, child of John Johnson and Mabel Faulk
- ethnicity: African American
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Singer, actor, voice actor
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Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers by Patti Davis
Diahann Carroll is an actress and singer.
by James Stuart Olson
Although the series lasted only until May 25 , 1971, when the last episode was broadcast, it is important in television because it was the first regular television series whose star was an African-American woman — Diahann Carroll. REFERENCE: Diahann Carroll, Diahann: An Autobiography ...
by Mark A. Robinson
Taylor Director: Joe Layton Choreographer: Joe Layton Cast: Diahann Carroll, Richard Kiley, Polly Rowles, Noelle Adam, Bernice Massi, Don Chastain, Alvin Epstein, Mitchell Gregg Songs: “The Sweetest ...
by S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry
” Cast: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Roy Glen, Diahann Carroll, and Brock Peters. Director: Otto Preminger. Writer: Harry Kleiner. Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt.
A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans (1993)
An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans by Bernard L. Peterson Jr.
Diahann Carroll (Violet, whose real name is Ottilie), Juanita Hall (Mme. Tango), Geoffrey Holder (The Champion), Frederick O'Neal (The Houngan), Alvin Ailey (Alvin), 180 HOUSE PARTY Dolores Harper (Tulip), Ada Moore (Gladiola), ...
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