Diahann Carroll is an American actress of TV shows, movies as well as theatre and is also a singer too. With almost 6 decades of acting career, she was one of the first actresses of black ethnicity to get a role in the American TV history. Starring in movies like Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959) which gave role to colored actors, she was featured in a TV show Julia (1968), which was also the first TV show to cast a black actress in a major role.
Her first appearance in TV came as a contestant of the show Chance of a Lifetime, when she was only 18 years of age. She sang the “Why Was I Born?” song, which earned the top prize of 1000 dollars at that time. Then she made her acting debut with Carmen Jones (1954) and started Broadway the same year with House of Flowers. Her other acting credits came in Porgy and Bess, Peter Gunn, Paris Blues and won the first award as an actress for her role in No Strings, which was a Tony award in 1962.
Her role in Julia won her the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress in a Television Series” and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Claudine. Her career as a stage artist was marked with her appearance in soap opera Dynasty in 1984. She played in The Colbys (1987) and was also a major character of A Different World (1989) for which, she was nominated for the Emmy Awards. Her other acting roles have come in The Five Heartbeats, Sunset Boulevard etc. and in 2001 launched her first animated movie The Legend of Tarzan, providing the voice of character Queen La. Her recent appearances have been in TV shows like White Collar, 1 a Minute, Grey’s Anatomy and some others. To know more about her life and career, you can read her biography in sites like Wikipedia.
Born on the July of 1935 in the Bronx, New York, USA, she was raised in a middle class family. She grew up in Harlem as a young girl and studied at the Music & Art High School. This made her interest in musical and art field very deep, and has said that it was only possible because of her parents help, support and encouragement towards this field of music and acting. Working as a model, she graduated from New York University, and majored in sociology. She had a very sexy figure, with long and slim legs and was a smart, attractive young girl.
With a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall, she has got many hot pictures on the media, where she has revealed more of her chest and feet. She used to be a professional model that had been in the Ebony magazine before starting out as an actress. With a huge fan following on her Twitter account, she has got many pictures that you can find on her Instagram. The concern from the fans regarding her health was huge, when the media spread news of her death some years ago. But all the news that stated she was dead, were fake as she had undergone a major breast cancer surgery and came out alive on the other side.
It looks like she has had quite a busy dating life, as her list of boyfriends and husband is pretty long. She has been married for four times, and each of those affairs has ended in a divorce. She was first married to Monte Kay in the February of 1956, and became mother to a daughter in 1960 named Suzanne Kay Bamford. The marriage ended in 1963 after which she was in a couple of relationships with guys like Sidney Poitier, Don Marshall and David Frost before marrying her second spouse Fredrick (Fredde) Jack Glusman in 1973, but divorced in the same year. With a two year relationship with her third husband Robert DeLeon from 1975 to 1977, she married Vic Damone in 1987, but divorced in 1996. Since then she has been single and living at her house in California. With no any other children from all of those relationships, her net worth value is $28 million dollars.