Saturday, July 17, 2010
Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer.
Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York, the daughter of Mabel (née Faulk) and John Johnson. She attended The Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. of Music and Art located in 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave., NYC.,N.Y., along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. Her family moved to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City when she was one and a half years old.
Read an interview of Diahann Carroll, by Tavis Smiley, free from pbs.org.