Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

  • Born on
    • July 17th, 1935
  • Died on
    • October 4th, 2019
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.

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Acting (19 Credits)

2018The Little Mermaid
2016The Masked Saint as Ms. Edna
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2013Peeples as Nana Peeples
2010At Risk as Nana
2010The Front as Nana
2004TV in Black: the First Fifty YearsWatch Free
2000The Courage to Love as PouponneWatch Free
1997Eve's Bayou as Elzora
1991The Five Heartbeats as Eleanor Potter
1978The Star Wars Holiday Special as Mermeia Holographic Wow
1974Claudine as Claudine Price
1968The Split as Ellen "Ellie" Kennedy
1968Julia as Julia Baker
1967Hurry Sundown as Vivian Thurlow
1961Paris Blues as Connie Lampson
1961Goodbye Again as Nightclub Singer
1959Porgy and Bess as Clara
1954Carmen Jones as Myrt


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