Diahann Carroll Claudine Dynasty T Shirt . Diahann Carroll (/daɪˈæn/; born Carol Diann Johnson; July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019) was an American actress, singer, model and activist. She rose to prominence in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones (1954), and Porgy and Bess (1959). In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings.
Diahann Carroll Claudine Dynasty T Shirt . Her 1968 debut in Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role, was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s, she played the role of Dominique Deveraux, a mixed-race diva, in the prime time soap opera Dynasty. Carroll was the recipient of numerous stage and screen nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series in 1968. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for the film Claudine (1974). She was also a breast cancer survivor and activist.
Diahann Carroll Claudine Dynasty T Shirt . Carol Diahann Johnson was born in the Bronx, New York City, on July 17, 1935, to John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel (Faulk), a nurse.:152 While Carroll was still an infant, the family moved to Harlem, where she grew up.:152 She attended Music and Art High School, and was a classmate of Billy Dee Williams‘. In many interviews about her childhood, Carroll recalls her parents’ support, and their enrolling her in dance, singing, and modeling classes. By the time Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony .
Diahann Carroll Claudine Dynasty T Shirt . In 1959, Carroll began a nine-year affair with the married actor Sidney Poitier. She said Poitier persuaded her to divorce her husband and said he would leave his wife to be with her. When Carroll got her divorce, Poitier did not keep up his end of the bargain. Eventually he divorced his wife. According to Poitier, their relationship ended because he requested to live with Carroll for six months without her daughter present so he would not be “jumping from one marriage straight into another.” She refused.
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