Actress and singer Diagann Carroll changed the face of American entertainment, as we know it, if we overcome the bar for African-American celebrities. Carroll was the star of Julia the first television series about a black female professional who was not portrayed in stereotypical or offensive light. Carroll, known for her sophisticated singing voice and grace, also made it to Broadway, being the first black woman to receive the Tony Award for her role in the musical, No Strings .
After 69 years of magic and the magic of the world with her many talents and perseverance, Carroll died on October 4, 2019 from complications from breast cancer, a disease she has battled for 22 years. Keep reading to find out more about Diagonn Carroll and the legacy she left behind.
Kerlin Diagan Johnson was born in Bronx, New York on July 17, 2035. Her father, John Johnson, was a metro conductor while her mother , Mabel Folk was a nurse. Both of her parents supported her dream of joining the entertainment industry, enrolling in the Fiorello H. Lagoardia College of Music and Arts and Performing Arts, where she attended school with actor Billy Di Williams.
Her parents also recorded her for dance, singing and modeling lessons, and she began modeling for Ebony at the age of 15. She began hosting television contests called Diagon Carroll. After graduating from high school, Carroll began attending New York University, but until the end of her career in entertainment, she refused.
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Carroll's entertaining career began when she was 18, winning $ 1,000 for the cover of Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein's song, " She was still winning shows and performing in nightclubs.
Her first feature film was a supporting role in the movie Carmen Jones where Carroll played the other main character. She also went on to play Clara  & Bess In 1961 she co-starred with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman and Joanna Woodw ed in Paris Blues .
In 1968, Diagon Carroll became the homepage of Julia in the television series . Julia.
Carroll has appeared in shows such as Grey's Anatomy for which she received the Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" and White Collar .
During her life, Carroll received five Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, one Academy Award nomination, and more.
Diahanna Carroll has been married four times.
In 1956, she married the producer of the recording of Monte Kay, but the ceremony was protested by Carroll's father. Six years later, their marriage ended. However, they did have a daughter who became a freelance journalist.
However, prior to her divorce, Carroll had a nine-year affair with actor Sidney Poitier, whom she continued to meet with four years after her divorce from Kay.
Carroll was involved in the personality of British television David Frost from 1970 to 1973, when Carroll shocked fans by marrying Fred Glusman, owner of a boutique in Las Vegas. A few weeks later the couple divorced, and Carroll accused Glusman of physical assault,
Two years later Carroll married Robert DeLeon, the managing editor of J.E. who tragically died in a car crash.
Twelve years later, Carroll married the singer Vic Damon in 1987, but the couple divorced legally in 1991, reconciled for a short time and finally divorced in 1996. such as Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, actors who broke the bar for African-American artists. Carroll also founded the Celebrity Action Council, a group of female celebrities who work for women covering a mission in Los Angeles, who help women who are in the troubled lives of drug abuse and prostitution.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, Carroll became an activist and often emphasized the importance of early detection to prevent the spread of the disease. In 2011, Diachan Carroll was transferred to the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Diagonal Carroll had a net worth of $ 20 million at the time of his death.