HAPPY 83rd birthday to the legendary Diahann Carroll!!
Diahann Carroll is a television and stage actress and singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades.
After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959), she starred in Julia (1968), one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. Later she created the role of Dominique Deveraux on the popular prime time soap opera, Dynasty.
She is the recipient of numerous stage and screen awards and nominations. Carroll has been married four times and became the mother of a daughter in 1960.
She is a breast cancer survivor and activist.
Carroll was scheduled to return to the Broadway stage in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun as Mama, but withdrew prior to opening citing the demands of the rehearsal and performance schedule.
?1962 Tony Award for Best Actress – No Strings
?1968 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Female – Julia
?2011 Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
?1969 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia
?1963 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Naked City
?1970 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Television Series – Julia
?1975 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Motion Picture – Claudine
?1975 Academy Award for Best Actress – Claudine
?1989 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – A Different World
?1992 Women in Film Crystal Award
?1998 Women in Film Lucy Award
?1999 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Children’s Special/Series – The Sweetest Gift
?2000 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series/Television Movie – Having a Say: The Delany Sisters’ 1st 100 Years
?2005 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Drama Series – Soul Food
?2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Grey’s Anatomy
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