Born Carol Diahann Johnson in the Bronx, NY on July 17, 1935.
Carroll receives the Metropolitan Opera Scholarship for studies at New York’s High School of Music and Art.
Broadway debut in “House of Flowers,” for which she is nominated for a Tony Award. Film debut in “Carmen Jones.”
Release of her album, “Diahann Carroll Sings Harold Arlen Songs.”
Release of her album, “Porgy and Bess.”
Film release of “Paris Blues,” with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Release of her album, “Fun Life.”
Broadway premiere of “No Strings,” for which Carroll becomes the first Black woman to win a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Release of her album, “Nobody Sees Me Cry.”
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.
Film release of “Claudine,” for which she is nominated for an Academy Award.
Film release of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
Recurring role on TV series “Dynasty” as Dominique Deveraux.
Recurring role on TV series “A Different World.”
Release of her album, “The Time of My Life.”
Release of her album, “This is What I Call Love.”
Carroll is inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Diahann Carroll dies in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.