Diahann Carroll

  • "I feel like i've known you for a lifetime, always hearing..."
    - Laneika Curry
  • "A woman of class who chose to endure what no person should..."
    - Cherlyn Kelly
  • "She was the first black woman television star I knew, and..."
    - Loretta Manning
  • "I watched Ms Carroll on tv she was a beautiful and talented..."
    - Natalie Julian
  • "What an amazing woman. I remember watching Julia as a kid..."
    - Brenda Sanders

Diahann Carroll (Anthony Barboza/Getty Images) Diahann Carroll in the 2019 Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Diahann Carroll was the groundbreaking actress and singer whose 1968 TV show “Julia” was the first to portray a black woman with a professional career. She starred in notable films including “Carmen Jones” and “Porgy and Bess,” and she became the first black women to win a Tony Award, for her role in “No Strings.”

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