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Diahann Carroll (Carol Diann Johnson)

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Biography

The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
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 6 with her Harlem church choir. While taking voice and piano lessons, she contemplated an operatic career after becoming the 10-year-old recipient of a Metropolitan Opera scholarship for studies at New York's High School of Music and Art. Read more...

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Character: Vivian Thurlow

Hurry Sundown 1967

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Character: Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy

The Split 1968

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Character: Herself - Co-Presenter: Short Subject, Cartoon & Live Action

The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Musical

The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968

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Character: Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Director, Best Special Visual Effects, Documentary Awards & Honorary Award to Onna White

The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969

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Character: Herself - Performer: Strange Are the Ways of Love

The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973

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The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981

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Character: Nana Peeples

Peeples 2013

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Character: Diahann Carroll

Jackie's Back! 1999

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Character: Elzora

Eve's Bayou 1997

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Character: Eleanor Potter

The Five Heartbeats 1991

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Character: Margo Stover

Murder in Black and White 1990

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Character: Nana

At Risk 2010

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Character: Pouponne

The Courage to Love 2000

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Character: June

Pilot 2009

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Character: June

All In 2009

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Character: Herself / RN Julia Baker - Julia

When Television Came of Age 2014

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Character: Marion Gilbert

A Different World 1987

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Character: Ruby Jay

Naked City 1958

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Character: Zenitha Haley

Roots: The Next Generations 1979

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Character: Connie Lampson

Paris Blues 1961

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Character: Carolyne Lovejoy

Sister, Sister 1982

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Character: Herself

Flip 1970

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Character: Viveca Rae

Mother's Little Helper 0

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Character: Grandma Ruth Thorne

The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode 0

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