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Carroll (Diahann) papers
PASC-M.0260  
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Description
Over the course of her career, actress and singer Diahann Carroll has been involved in a number of stage, motion picture, and television projects as well a business and philanthropic activities. The bulk of the collection includes musical arrangements, clippings, and photographs documenting assorted stage, motion picture, and television projects. Additionally there is a small amount correspondence, scrapbooks, awards, and ephemera.
Background
Carol Diahann Johnson (later changed to Diahann Carroll), was born in the Bronx, New York on July 17, 1935. At a young age she received a scholarship to attend New York's High School of Music and Art. While studying sociology at NYU, she modeled and began singing in New York nightclubs and on television. In 1954, she debuted on Broadway with Pearl Bailey in House of Flowers, and received a Tony nomination for her performance. The same year, she appeared in the motion picture Carmen Jones. In 1962 she received a Tony Award for her performance in No Strings, the first for an African American woman.
Extent
58 Linear Feet (24 boxes, 2 shoe boxes, 92 flat boxes, and 8 oversize flat boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
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