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Diahann Carroll biographical timeline

Diahann Carroll in 1968. Photo: Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News

1945

Born Carol Diahann Johnson in the Bronx, NY on July 17, 1935.

1945
1945

Carroll receives the Metropolitan Opera Scholarship for studies at New York’s High School of Music and Art.

1945
1954

Broadway debut in “House of Flowers,” for which she is nominated for a Tony Award. Film debut in “Carmen Jones.”

1954
1957

Release of her album, “Diahann Carroll Sings Harold Arlen Songs.”

1957
1959

Release of her album, “Porgy and Bess.”

1959
1961

Film release of “Paris Blues,” with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Release of her album, “Fun Life.”

1961
1962

Broadway premiere of “No Strings,” for which Carroll becomes the first Black woman to win a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical.

1962
1967

Release of her album, “Nobody Sees Me Cry.”

1967
1968-71

Carroll becomes the first African American to have her own TV show with the release of “Julia.” She is nominated for an Emmy Award and wins a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series.

1968-71
1974

Film release of “Claudine,” for which she is nominated for an Academy Award.

1974
1979

Film release of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

1979
1984-87

Recurring role on TV series “Dynasty” as Dominique Deveraux.

1984-87
1989-93

Recurring role on TV series “A Different World.”

1989-93
1997

Release of her album, “The Time of My Life.”

1997
2007

Release of her album, “This is What I Call Love.”

2007
2011

Carroll is inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

2011
2019

Diahann Carroll dies in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

2019
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