Lovely Vintage: Diahann Carroll


Have you seen the 1954 classic movie, “Carmen Jones”? Or how about the  early 1990’s hit sitcom, “A Different World”? Or more recently, the USA network drama series, “White Collar”? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you know Ms. Carroll.

Diahann Carroll is an award-winning veteran of both stage and screen. The NYC native, is an accomplished singer and has been singing since the young age of  6. It was her singing voice that ushered her way in to her distinguished acting career.

Diahann Trivia:

  • She was the first black woman to win an Tony for best acting.
  • She was the first black woman to star in her own network TV show, “Julia.”
  • As a result of  the influence & popularity of “Julia,” she became the model of one of the first black Barbie dolls.

Diahann on “A Different World”:

 

 

Diahann & Joan Collins when "Dynasty" reigned supreme

 

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