84 (passed away Oct. 4th, 2019)
Jul. 17th, 1935
The Bronx, New York
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Diahann Carroll was an American actress, singer, and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts. She is known for Julia, Dynasty, The Colbys, Grey's Anatomy, Diary of a Single Mom, Lonesome Dove: The Series and White Collar.
- Diahann had to withdraw from the 2004 Kennedy Center production of "On Golden Pond" co-starring 'James Earl Jones' (qv) due to medical reasons. She was replaced by 'Leslie Uggams' (qv).
- Is one of only 7 African-American actresses to receive the Best Actress Oscar nomination. The others in chronological order are: 'Dorothy Dandridge' (qv), 'Diana Ross (I)' (qv), 'Cicely Tyson' (qv), 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv), 'Angela Bassett' (qv) and 'Halle Berry' (qv).
- Once pursued the idea of a joint talk show hosting assignment with her daughter, Suzanne Kay, from her first marriage.
- Her third union to Robert DeLeon, the 24-year-old managing editor of Jet magazine, after only meeting three months earlier, grew contentious early in the game. DeLeon began to drink heavily and run up debts, and the marriage ended abruptly when he was killed in a 1977 car accident.
- Won first prize on TV's _"Chance of a Lifetime" (1952)_ (qv).
- Once worked in the hat department at New York's Macy's Store.
- Is a honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
- In the 1960s she was engaged to 'Sidney Poitier' (qv).