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Diahann Carroll Fast Facts:
Worked as a model and nightclub singer as a teenager.
Dropped out of college in 1954 and made her Broadway (
House of Flowers
) and film (
) debuts that same year.
Began releasing albums in the late 1950s.
Became the first black actress to win a Tony award for best actress (
in 1962), star in a TV series (
in 1968) and host a variety show (
The Diahann Carroll Show
Portrayed Dominique Devereaux in
and its spin-off,
, in the 1980s.
Starred as the iconic Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of
Launched a line of wigs, clothing and accessories in 1997.
Is a breast-cancer survivor.
Played recurring character Jane Burke on
Released an autobiography (
) in 1986 and a memoir (
The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way
) in 2008.
Diahann Carroll Relationships:
Freddie Glusman - Ex-husband
John Johnson - Father
Mabel Faulk Johnson - Mother
David Frost - Ex-fiancé
Vic Damone - Ex-husband
Monte Kay - Ex-husband
Robert DeLeon - Ex-husband
Sidney Poitier - Ex-fiancé
Suzanne Kay Bamford - Daughter
Diahann Carroll Awards:
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1969 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Winner
1969 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1974 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1970 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1989 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1962 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
1963 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
Attended New York University, New York, NY
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