Carroll in 1976
Carol Diahann Johnson
July 17, 1935
Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 4, 2019 84) (aged|
|Education||Music & Art High School|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Home town||Harlem, New York, U.S.|
|Partner(s)|| Sidney Poitier |
|Awards||1969 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Julia|
Diahann Carroll ( // ; born Carol Diann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer, model and activist. She rose to prominence in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (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.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
A major film studio is a production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box office revenue in a given market. In the American and international markets, the major film studios, often simply known as the majors, are commonly regarded as the five diversified media conglomerates whose various film production and distribution subsidiaries collectively command approximately 80–85% of U.S. box office revenue. The term may also be applied more specifically to the primary motion picture business subsidiary of each respective conglomerate.
Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Harry Kleiner is based on the lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II, from the 1943 stage musical of the same name, set to the music of Georges Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen. The opera was an adaptation of the 1845 Prosper Mérimée novella Carmen by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy.
Her 1968 debut in Julia , the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role,was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s, she played the role of Dominique Deveraux, a mixed-race diva, in the prime time 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 for Best Actress nomination for the film Claudine (1974). She was also a breast cancer survivor and activist.
Julia is an American sitcom. It is notable for being the first weekly series to depict an African American woman in a non-stereotypical role. Previous television series featured African American lead characters, but the characters were usually servants. The show starred actress and singer Diahann Carroll, and ran for 86 episodes on NBC from September 17, 1968, to March 23, 1971. The series was produced by Savannah Productions, Inc., Hanncarr Productions, Inc., and 20th Century-Fox Television.
Television is one of the major mass media of the United States. As of 2011, household ownership of television sets in the country is 96.7%, with approximately 114,200,000 American households owning at least one television set as of August 2013. The majority of households have more than one set. The peak ownership percentage of households with at least one television set occurred during the 1996–97 season, with 98.4% ownership.
Dominique Deveraux is a fictional character on the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys. Portrayed by Diahann Carroll from 1984 to 1987, the character is the surprise half-sister of millionaire Blake Carrington. Dominique was written out of the series at the end of its seventh season, and did not return for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion.
Carol Diahann Johnson was born in the Bronx, New York City, on July 17, 1935, 152 While Carroll was still an infant, the family moved to Harlem, where she grew up. :152 She attended Music and Art High School, and was a classmate of Billy Dee Williams'. In many interviews about her childhood, Carroll recalls her parents' support, and their enrolling her in dance, singing, and modeling classes. By the time Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony . "She also began entering television contests, including Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, under the name Diahann Carroll." :152 After graduating from high school, she attended New York University, where she majored in sociology, :152 "but she left before graduating to pursue a show-business career, promising her family that if the career did not materialize after two years, she would return to college."to John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel (Faulk), a nurse. :
The Bronx is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Bronx County, in the U.S. state of New York, the third-most densely populated county in the United States. It is south of Westchester County; northeast and east of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of Queens, across the East River.
Harlem is a neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is bounded roughly by Frederick Douglass Boulevard, St. Nicholas Avenue, and Morningside Park on the west; the Harlem River and 155th Street on the north; Fifth Avenue on the east; and Central Park North on the south. The greater Harlem area encompasses several other neighborhoods and extends west to the Hudson River, north to 155th Street, east to the East River, and south to 96th Street.
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is a high school specializing in teaching visual arts and performing arts, located near Lincoln Center in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Located at 100 Amsterdam Avenue between West 64th and 65th Streets, the school is operated by the New York City Department of Education, and resulted from the merger of the High School of Music & Art and the School of Performing Arts. The school has a dual mission of arts and academics, preparing students for a career in the arts or conservatory study as well as a pursuit of higher education.
Carroll's big break came at age 18, when she appeared as a contestant on the DuMont Television Network program, Chance of a Lifetime , hosted by Dennis James. 152 On the show, which aired January 8, 1954, she took the $1,000 top prize for a rendition of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein song, "Why Was I Born?" She went on to win the following four weeks. Engagements at Manhattan's Café Society and Latin Quarter nightclubs soon followed.:
The DuMont Television Network was one of the world's pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC and CBS for the distinction of being first overall in the United States. It was owned by Allen B. DuMont Laboratories, a television equipment and set manufacturer, and began operation on June 28, 1942.
Chance of a Lifetime is an American television competitive talent show that aired on ABC and DuMont between 1952 and 1956.
Dennis James was an American television personality, philanthropist, and commercial spokesman. Up until 1976, he had appeared on TV more times and for a longer period than any other television star. Often referred to as "The Dean of Game Show Hosts", he is credited as the host of television's first network game show, the DuMont Network's Cash and Carry (1946). James was also the first person to host a telethon, the first to appear in a television commercial, first to emcee a variety show, and first to appear on video tape; over 25 "firsts" in all.
Carroll's film debut was a supporting role in Carmen Jones (1954),as a friend to the sultry lead character played by Dorothy Dandridge. That same year, she starred in the Broadway musical, House of Flowers . A few years later, she played Clara in the film version of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1959), but her character's singing parts were dubbed by opera singer Loulie Jean Norman. The following year, Carroll made a guest appearance in the series Peter Gunn , in the episode "Sing a Song of Murder" (1960). In the next two years, she starred with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward in the film Paris Blues (1961) and won the 1962 Tony Award for best actress (the first time for a black woman) for portraying Barbara Woodruff in the Samuel A. Taylor and Richard Rodgers musical No Strings . Twelve years later, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role alongside James Earl Jones in the film Claudine (1974), which part had been written specifically for actress Diana Sands (who had made guest appearances on Julia as Carroll's cousin Sara), but shortly before filming was to begin, learned she was terminally ill with cancer. Sands attempted to carry on with the role, but as filming began, she became too ill to continue and recommended her friend Carroll take over the role. Sands died in September 1973, before the film's release in April 1974.
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles.
House of Flowers is a musical by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote, based on his own short story, first published in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958). This was Capote's first musical, and was the first theatrical production outside of Trinidad and Tobago to feature the new Caribbean instrument—the steel pan. It was produced by Saint Subber who was also responsible for Kiss Me, Kate and seven plays by Neil Simon.
George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs Swanee (1919) and Fascinating Rhythm (1924), the jazz standard I Got Rhythm (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which spawned the hit Summertime.
Carroll is known for her titular role in the television series Julia (1968), 141-151 which made her the first African-American actress to star in her own television series who did not play a domestic worker. That role won her the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress In A Television Series" for its year, and a nomination for an Emmy Award in 1969. Some of Carroll's earlier work also included appearances on shows hosted by Johnny Carson, Judy Garland, Merv Griffin, Jack Paar, and Ed Sullivan, and on The Hollywood Palace variety show. In 1984, Carroll joined the nighttime soap opera Dynasty as the mixed-race jet set diva Dominique Deveraux, Blake Carrington's half-sister. Her high-profile role on Dynasty also reunited her with her schoolmate Billy Dee Williams, who briefly played her onscreen husband Brady Lloyd. Carroll remained on the show until 1987, simultaneously making several appearances on its short-lived spin-off, The Colbys . She received her third Emmy nomination in 1989 for the recurring role of Marion Gilbert in A Different World .:
The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry. It is presented at numerous annual events held throughout the calendar year, each honoring one of the various sectors of the television industry. The two ceremonies that receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards, which recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively. Other notable Emmy events include those honoring national sports programming, national news and documentary shows, and technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards. Regional Emmy Awards are also presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and statewide television. In addition, the International Emmy Awards honor excellence in TV programming produced and initially aired outside the United States.
John William Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.
Carroll portrayed Eleanor Potter, the doting, concerned, and protective wife of Jimmy Potter (portrayed by Chuck Patterson), in The Five Heartbeats (1991),a musical drama film also featuring actor and musician Robert Townsend, and Michael Wright. In a 1995 reunion with Billy Dee Williams in Lonesome Dove: The Series , she played Mrs. Greyson, the wife of Williams' character. In 1996, Carroll starred as the self-loving and deluded silent movie star Norma Desmond in the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of the film Sunset Boulevard . In 2001, Carroll made her animation début in The Legend of Tarzan , in which she voiced Queen La, ruler of the ancient city of Opar.
Carroll appeared in the television medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2006) as Jane Burke, the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke. From December 2008, she appeared in USA Network's series White Collar as June, the savvy widow who rents out her guest room to Neal Caffrey.In 2010, Carroll was featured in UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docudrama titled 1 a Minute, and she appeared as Nana in two Lifetime movie adaptations of Patricia Cornwell novels: At Risk and The Front.
In 2013, Carroll was present on stage for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, to briefly speak about being the first African American nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. She was quoted as saying about Kerry Washington, nominated for Scandal , "she better get this award."Washington erroneously stated that Carroll was the first black performer ever to be nominated for an Emmy. In fact, at least three black performers were nominated before Carroll (Ethel Waters for a guest appearance on Route 66, in 1962; Harry Belafonte, who was nominated in 1956 and 1961, and won in 1960; and Sammy Davis Jr., who was nominated in 1956 with Belafonte), who was first nominated in 1963.
Carroll was married four times. Her father boycotted the ceremony for her first wedding, to record producer Monte Kay in 1956,which was presided over by Adam Clayton Powell Jr. at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. The marriage ended in 1962. The union produced a daughter, Suzanne Kay Bamford (born September 9, 1960), who became a journalist and screenwriter.
In 1959, Carroll began a nine-year affair with the married actor Sidney Poitier.She said Poitier persuaded her to divorce her husband and said he would leave his wife to be with her. When Carroll got her divorce, Poitier did not keep up his end of the bargain. Eventually he divorced his wife. According to Poitier, their relationship ended because he requested to live with Carroll for six months without her daughter present so he would not be "jumping from one marriage straight into another." She refused.
Carroll dated and was engaged to British television host and producer David Frost from 1970 until 1973.In 1973, Carroll surprised the press by marrying Las Vegas boutique owner Fred Glusman. After four months of marriage Glusman filed for divorce in June 1973. Carroll filed a response, but did not contest the divorce, which was finalized two months later. Glusman was reportedly physically abusive.
On May 25, 1975, Carroll then aged 39, married Robert DeLeon, 24-year old managing editor of Jet magazine.They met when DeLeon assigned himself to a cover story on Carroll about her 1975 Oscar nomination for Claudine. DeLeon had a child from a previous marriage. Carroll moved to Chicago where Jet was headquartered, but DeLeon soon quit his job so the couple relocated to Oakland. Carroll was widowed two years later when DeLeon was killed in a car crash. Carroll's fourth marriage was to singer Vic Damone in 1987. The union, which Carroll admitted was turbulent, had a legal separation in 1991, reconciliation, and divorce in 1996.
Carroll was a founding member of the Celebrity Action Council, a volunteer group of celebrity women who served the women's outreach of the Los Angeles Mission, working with women in rehabilitation from problems with alcohol, drugs, or prostitution. She helped to form the group along with other female television personalities including Mary Frann, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, and Joan Van Ark.
Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997.She said the diagnosis "stunned" her, because there was no family history of breast cancer, and she had always led a healthy lifestyle. She underwent nine weeks of radiation therapy and had been clear since. She frequently spoke of the need for early detection and prevention of the disease. She died on October 4, 2019, in Los Angeles, aged 84.
|1959||Porgy and Bess||Clara|
|1961||Goodbye Again||Night Club Singer|
|Paris Blues||Connie Lampson|
|1967||Hurry Sundown||Vivian Turlow|
|1968||The Split||Ellen "Ellie" Kennedy|
|1991||The Five Heartbeats||Eleanor Potter|
|2008||Over the River...Life of Lydia Maria Child, Abolitionist for Freedom||Narrator|
|2013||Tyler Perry Presents Peeples||Nana Peeples|
|2015||The Masked Saint||Ms. Edna|
|1954||Chance of a Lifetime||Herself||Four consecutive weeks as a contestant|
|1954||The Red Skelton Hour||Herself||1 episode|
|1955||General Electric Theater||Anna||Episode: "Winner by Decision"|
|1957–1961||The Jack Paar Tonight Show||Herself||28 episodes :152|
|1957–1968||The Ed Sullivan Show||Herself||9 episodes|
|1959–1962||The Garry Moore Show||Herself||8 episodes :173-177|
|1960||Peter Gunn||Dina Wright||Episode: "Sing a Song of Murder" :152|
|1960||The Man in the Moon||TV movie|
|1962||What's My Line?||Mystery Guest|
|1962||Naked City||Ruby Jay||Episode: "A Horse Has a Big Head – Let Him Worry!" :152|
|1963||The Eleventh Hour||Stella Young||Episode: "And God Created Vanity" :152|
|1963–1975||The Merv Griffin Show||Herself||2 episodes|
|1964||The Judy Garland Show||Herself||Episode 21 :152|
|1964–1967||The Danny Kaye Show||Herself||6 episodes :152 :156-161|
|1964–1969||The Hollywood Palace||Herself||10 episodes|
|1965–1971||The Dean Martin Show||Herself||5 episodes|
|1966–1978||The Mike Douglas Show||Herself||12 episodes|
|1967–1971||The Carol Burnett Show||Herself||2 episodes :25,31|
|1968||Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing||Herself|
|1968–1971||Julia||Julia Baker||86 episodes|
|1969||The Joey Bishop Show||Herself||1 episode|
|1972, 1986||The Dick Cavett Show||Herself||3 episodes|
|1972||The New Bill Cosby Show||Herself||1 episode|
|1975||Death Scream||Betty May||TV movie|
|1976||The Diahann Carroll Show||Herself||4 episodes :154|
|1977||The Love Boat||Roxy Blue||Episode: "Isaac the Groupie"|
|1977–1978||Hollywood Squares||Herself||11 episodes|
|1978||Star Wars Holiday Special||Mermeia Holographic Wow|
|1979||Roots: The Next Generations||Zeona Haley||:154|
|1979||I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings||Vivian||TV movie :154|
|1982||Sister, Sister||Carolyne Lovejoy||TV movie :154|
|1984–1987||Dynasty||Dominique Deveraux||74 episodes|
|1985–1986||The Colbys||Dominique Deveraux||7 episodes|
|1989||From the Dead of Night||Maggie||:156|
|1989–1993||A Different World||Marion Gilbert||9 episodes|
|1990||Murder in Black and White||Margo Stover||:156|
|1991||Sunday in Paris||Vernetta Chase|
|1993||The Sinbad Show||Mrs. Winters||Episode: "My Daughter's Keeper"|
|1994||Burke's Law||Grace Gibson||Episode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?"|
|1994||Evening Shade||Ginger||Episode: "The Perfect Woman"|
|1994–1995||Lonesome Dove: The Series||Ida Grayson||7 episodes|
|1994||A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle||Lydia Bishop|
|1995||Touched by an Angel||Grace Willis||Episode: "The Driver"|
|1998||The Sweetest Gift||Mrs. Wilson|
|1999||Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years||Sadie Delany||TV movie :156|
|1999||Jackie's Back||Herself||TV movie|
|1999||Twice in a Lifetime||Jael||2 episodes|
|2000||The Courage to Love||Pouponne||TV movie|
|2000||Sally Hemings: An American Scandal||Betty Hemings||Miniseries :156|
|2000||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Crow||Episode: "Aesop's Fables: A Whodunit Musical"|
|2000||Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story||Maria Cole||TV movie|
|2001||The Legend of Tarzan||Queen La (voice)||3 episodes|
|2002||The Court||Justice DeSett||6 episodes|
|2002||Half & Half||Grandma Ruth Thorne||Episode: "The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode"|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Eve Morton||Episode: "Love and Let Die"|
|2003–2004||Soul Food||Aunt Ruthie||2 episodes|
|2004||Whoopi||Viveca Rae||Episode: "Mother's Little Helper"|
|2006–2007||Grey's Anatomy||Jane Burke||5 episodes|
|2008||Back to You||Sandra Jenkins||Episode: "Hug & Tell"|
|2009–2014||White Collar||June Ellington||25 episodes|
|2010||At Risk||Nana||TV movie|
|2010||The Front||Nana||TV movie|
|2010||Diahann Carroll: The Lady. The Music. The Legend||Herself||Filmed live in concert in Palm Springs, California|
|2010–2011||Diary of a Single Mom||Therapist||7 episodes|
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