Diahann Carroll

Genres: Comedy Documentaries Drama Horror Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Television Vocals Westerns
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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Carol Diahann Johnson, 17 July 1935, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. After studying at New York’s High School of Music and Art Carroll attended NYU, meanwhile seeking part-time work as a model and singer. Her film debut came with a small role in Carmen Jones (1954) but her first major acting success was that same year’s Harold Arlen- Truman Capote musical House Of Flowers on Broadway. For this, she received a Tony nomination and also appeared on the original cast recording in 1955. In 1959, she was back in Hollywood for Porgy And Bess, with Sidney Poitier, and followed this with Paris Blues (1961). In 1962, she returned to Broadway for the Richard Rodgers stage musical No Strings, winning a Tony Award and appearing on the original cast recording. Also that year, she was a guest on Judy Garland’s television show and appeared in Naked City, the latter appearance gaining her an Emmy nomination. Carroll made more film appearances, including...

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