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Diahann Carroll

One of television's premier 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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 2016 The Masked Saint
Ms. Edna
 2009-2014 White Collar (TV Series)
June / June Ellington
 2013 Peeples
Nana Peeples
 2010-2011 Diary of a Single Mom (TV Series)
Therapist / Dr. Cole
 2010 The Front (TV Movie)
 2010 At Risk (TV Movie)
 2008 Back to You (TV Series)
Sandra Jenkins
 2006-2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Jane Burke
 2003-2004 Soul Food (TV Series)
Aunt Ruthie
 2003 Whoopi (TV Series)
Viveca Rae
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Eve Morton
 2002 Half & Half (TV Series)
Grandma Ruth Thorne
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Justice DeSett
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
Queen La
 2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (TV Movie)
Maria Cole
 2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (TV Movie)
Betty Hemings
 2000 The Courage to Love (TV Movie)
 1999 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Diahann Carroll
 1998 The Sweetest Gift (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wilson
 1997 Eve's Bayou
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Grace Willis
 1994-1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series)
Ida Grayson
 1995 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
 1994 Evening Shade (TV Series)
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Grace Gibson
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Winters
 1989-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Marion Gilbert
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Vernetta Chase
 1991 The Five Heartbeats
Eleanor Potter
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Jazz Club Singer (uncredited)
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Margo Stover
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie)
 1984-1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dominique Deveraux
 1985-1986 The Colbys (TV Series)
Dominique Deveraux
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Carolyne Lovejoy
 1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Zenitha Haley
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Mermeia Holographic Wow
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Roxy Blue
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Betty May
 1974 Claudine
 1968-1971 Julia (TV Series)
Julia Baker
 1968 The Split
Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
 1967 Hurry Sundown
Vivian Thurlow
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
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
 1959 Porgy and Bess
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1954 Carmen Jones
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Agnes of God (1982). Drama. Written by John Pielmeier [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Eugene Lee. Costume Design by Carrie Robbins. Lighting Design by Roger Morgan. Hair Design by Lyn Quiyou. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Music Box Theatre: 30 Mar 1982- 4 Sep 1983 (599 performances + 12 previews that began on ... See more »

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All I ever wanted to do was sing. What happened was more. See more »


Won first prize on TV's Chance of a Lifetime (1952). See more »

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