Diahann Carroll is an actress cum singer from America. She has contributed to the theater, television and film industry. The period in the field of acting has been about six decades. She has worked in many films and television series. She was born in
New York. Her parents were John Johnson and Mabel. Her parents moved to Harlem; when she was small. She completed her schooling at Music & Art High School. She was very fond of her parents and was always interested in the field of dancing, singing, acting and modeling. She finished her graduation from New York University in sociology. At the age of 15, she did modeling for Ebony magazine. She participated in Chance of a Lifetime, on the Dumont Television Network when she was 18 years of age. She made an appearance in a small role in Carmen Jones. The same year she did a role in House of Flowers by Broadway musical. She played the role of Porgy and Bess, film version. She played the role of Clara. She had even played in a small role in "Sing a Song of Murder". She was a part of Paris Blues in 1961 along with
Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier. She is very well known for Julia, a television series. This was the first time when an African American starred in a television series.
She was a part of many series along with Jack Paar,
Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan. She had joined the Dynasty in which she played a very rich role. Opposite her was a classmate
Billy Dee Williams, who played her husband. She played a role in The Five Heartbeats, which was a musical drama. In the series, she played the role of Eleanor Potter, who was a protective wife. She again made an appearance with Billy Dee Williams, in 'Lonesome Dove' a television series. She was a part of Sunset Boulevard in 1996. It was by a Canadian production and starred Norma Desmond. She was a part of animation film
The Legend of Tarzan. She gave voice to Queen La. In 2006, she was in the television musical drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2008, she was a part in White Collar by USA Network. She was seen in a documentary for breast cancer named One a Minute. She was seen in At Risk and The Front, which an adaptation of a Patricia novel. Carroll entered the wedlock four times in her life. First, she got to Monte Kay, who was a producer.
The duo had a daughter. Later she married Fred Glusman. He was a boutique owner of Las Vegas. In few weeks, she fields a divorce charging on physical abuse. In 1975, she got hooked up with DeLeon. She was the managing editor of Jet magazine. After two years DeLeon died in a car crash. In 1996, she married Vic Damone, who was a singer and divorced in the same year itself. She has added many feathers to her cap in her career. She won Tony Award - Best Performance for "No Strings” in 1962. She got the Golden Globe Award for Julia as Best TV Star – Female in 1968. In 2011, she won Television Academy Hall of Fame award. She was nominated for Claudine as Academy Award for Best Actress.