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.
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.
58 Linear Feet
(24 boxes, 2 shoe boxes, 92 flat boxes, and 8 oversize flat boxes)
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