Reflections in Black: Diahann Carroll

Nov 18, 2020

Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann Johnson in the Bronx in 1935. At a young age, she won a music scholarship and began modeling as a teen. While studying at New York University, she won a TV talent show and sang at the famed Latin Quarter nightclub in 1954. She soon started acting in Hollywood and Broadway productions, and received a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in No Strings. She would later perform on Hollywood variety shows such as The Tonight Show and others. She also won a Golden Globe for her work on the show Julia, would later have her own TV variety show, and would continue acting until the early 2000s. This is her story. This segment originally aired Dec. 11, 2019.