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Diahann Carroll


One of television's premiere African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child, singing at age... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009-2014 White Collar (TV Series)
June / June Ellington
- Au Revoir (2014) ... June
- Diamond Exchange (2014) ... June
- Digging Deeper (2013) ... June
- Ice Breaker (2013) ... June
 2014 The Masked Saint
Ms. Edna
 2010-2011 Diary of a Single Mom (TV Series)
Therapist / Dr. Cole
- Friday (2011) ... Therapist
- Dream Cart (2011) ... Therapist
- Paradox (2010) ... Therapist
- Aplomb (2010) ... Therapist
- Burnt Beans (2010) ... Dr. Cole
 2010 The Front (TV Movie)
Nana
 2010 At Risk (TV Movie)
Nana
 2008 Back to You (TV Series)
Sandra Jenkins
- Hug & Tell (2008) ... Sandra Jenkins
 2003-2004 Soul Food (TV Series)
Aunt Ruthie
- In the Garden (2004) ... Aunt Ruthie
- Truth's Consequences (2003) ... Aunt Ruthie
 2003 Whoopi (TV Series)
Viveca Rae
- Mother's Little Helper (2003) ... Viveca Rae
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Eve Morton
- Love and Let Die (2003) ... Eve Morton
 2002 Half & Half (TV Series)
Grandma Ruth Thorne
- The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode (2002) ... Grandma Ruth Thorne
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Justice DeSett
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
Queen La
- Tarzan and the Return of La (2001) ... Queen La (voice)
- Tarzan and the Leopard Men Rebellion (2001) ... Queen La (voice)
- The Lost City of Opar (2001) ... Queen La (voice)
 2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (TV Movie)
Maria Cole
 2000 The Courage to Love (TV Movie)
Pouponne
 1999 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Jael
- O'er the Ramparts We Watched (1999) ... Jael
- Double Exposure (1999) ... Jael
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Diahann Carroll
 1998 The Sweetest Gift (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wilson
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Grace Willis
- The Driver (1995) ... Grace Willis
 1994-1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series)
Ida Grayson
- Ties That Bind (1995) ... Ida Grayson
- Wild Horses (1994) ... Ida Grayson
- When Wilt Thou Blow: Part 3 (1994) ... Ida Grayson
- O Western Wind: Part 1 (1994) ... Ida Grayson
- Long Shot (1994) ... Ida Grayson
 1995 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Narrator
- Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Winters
- My Daughter's Keeper (1993) ... Mrs. Winters
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Vernetta Chase
 1991 The Five Heartbeats
Eleanor Potter
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Carolyne Lovejoy
 1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie)
Vivian
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Zenitha Haley
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Zenitha Haley
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Roxy Blue
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Betty May
 1968 The Split
Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1966)
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Guest
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Stella Young
- And God Created Vanity (1963) ... Stella Young
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Ruby Jay
 1961 Paris Blues
Connie Lampson
 1961 Goodbye Again
Night Club Singer
 1960 The Man in the Moon (TV Movie)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Dina Wright
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... Dina Wright
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Anna
- Winner by Decision (1955) ... Anna
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Radio commercial: Exatech RX7 Diabetic testing supplies (1998). See more »

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[on filming Hurry Sundown (1967) in St. Francisville, LA, home of the Ku Klux Klan, amid death threats to the cast and crew] You can cut the hostility here with a knife. I'm not a fighter. I usually smile and then go into my room and cry my eyes out. But down here, the terror has killed my taste for going anywhere. See more »

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Was supposed to have returned to Dynasty (1981) for Season 10 in 1989, but the show was canceled after Season 9. See more »

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