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Bronx, New York, USA

Zodiac Sign

Claim to Fame
Carmen Jones


Hair Color
Brown - Dark




Music Genre

Music Style
Traditional Pop

Music Mood
Elegant, Stylish, Sentimental



Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack

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Profile Bio Text
Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American actress and songstress. Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York, to John Johnson and Mabel Faulk. Her family moved to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City when she was an infant. She attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. Carroll`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 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 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. Carroll is best known for her title role in the 1968 television series Julia, which made her 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 in 1969, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series” in 1968.[2] Her first Emmy nomination had come in 1963 for Naked City. Some of her other earlier work included appearances on shows hosted by Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan, and on The Hollywood Palace variety show. In 1984, Carroll joined the nighttime soap opera Dynasty as the jetsetter Dominique Deveraux, half-sister of Blake Carrington played by actor John Forsythe. Her high profile role on Dynasty also reunited her with actor Billy Dee Williams, who briefly played her onscreen husband Brady Lloyd. Carroll remained on the show until 1987, also making several appearances on its short-lived spin-off The Colbys during this time. She received her third Emmy nomination in 1989 for her recurring role as Marion Gilbert in A Different World. In 2006, she appeared in the television medical drama Grey`s Anatomy as Jane Burke, the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke. Carroll starred in the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber`s musical version of the classic film Sunset Boulevard. She played the crazed silent movie star Norma Desmond, with the role of Joe Gillis played by Rex Smith. Carroll has had four marriages, the first of which produced a daughter, Suzanne Kay Bamford (born 1960), who became a freelance media journalist. Carroll is a breast cancer activist and survivor, who invited a camera crew into her treatment room for a national broadcast special to draw attention to the disease.

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Full Name at Birth
Carol Diahann Johnson

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Wikipedia Text

Diahann Carroll (dˈæn ˈkær.əl; born July 17, 1935) is an American television and stage actress and singer. Her acting career has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959) and on Broadway, she starred in Julia (1968), 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.

Harry Belafonte, Joan Collins, James Earl Jones, Sammy Davis Jr.

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Occupation Text
Actress, Singer, Activist

Official Websites

Middle Name

Maiden Name

High School
Music & Art High School, New York, USA

New York University, New York City, New York, USA

Distinctive Feature
She won the Tony Award (1962), She won Golden Globe Award (1968), She was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame

Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Official Websites
www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=034679, www.imdb.com/name/nm0140792/, www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/29686%7C38103/Diahann-Carroll/

John Johnson

Mabel Faulk

Family Member
Suzanne Kay Bamford (daughter)

Billy Dee Williams


Favorite Places
Bronx, Harlem, New York City, Manhattan, Vegas, Los Angeles, Paris, London

Favorite Colors
Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Grey, Brown

Favorite Accessories
Jewellery, Sunglasses, Boas, Hats

Relationship Status

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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
David Shapira & Associates, Powerline Entertainment, CESD Talent Agency

Brand Endorsement
TV commercial: USA Today newspaper (1985), Smirnoff Vodka (1983)

Official Websites
www.nndb.com/people/857/000023788/, www.diahann-carroll.com/life/family.html, diahanncarroll.net

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