R.I.P. Diahann Carrollby Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Hollywood has lost a legend today, October 4th, 2019. Beloved Tony Award winning singer and Oscar nominated actress, Diahann Carroll, passed away from complications related to cancer. Diahann, who was first diagnosed and treated back in 1997 with cancer, and was free of the disease a scant 9 weeks later, sadly had it return this year. Condolences go out to all her family and friends. Diahann's story is a long one and we will not go into it here, but we recommend that you use the link above and read her biography page. She, as we all know, was heavily involved in both movies and television in a career that spanned 7 Decades. There are many memorable moments and roles that we all love dearly.
So which one of her performances in these titles was your favorite?
P.S. You may want to visit her star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7005 Hollywood Blvd., if you are ever in Southern California. She was honored April 3, 1990 for her Recording Career.
Please leave your kind thoughts about Diahann here.
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1. Julia (1968–1971)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy
Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.
1969 Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee as Lead Character in Julia
2. White Collar (2009–2014)
TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.
2012 and 2014 NAACP Image Award nominee as June
3. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.
Emmy nominated in 2008 for her appearance in 5 episodes as Jane Burke
4. Dynasty (1981–1989)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance
The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.
as Dominique Deveraux
5. Claudine (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare.
In her Oscar nominated role and NAACP Image Award Winner as title character Claudine
6. A Different World (1987–1993)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy
A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.
Nominated in 1989 for an Emmy in her reoccurring role as Marion Gilbert
7. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
840 min | Biography, Drama, History
The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
as Zeona Haley
8. Carmen Jones (1954)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.
9. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)
Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History
Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
2000 NAACP Image Award nominee as Betty Hemings
10. Naked City (1958–1963)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.
Episode: A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry! (1962) Emmy nominated role as Ruby Jay
11. Soul Food (2000–2004)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama
The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.
2005 NAACP Image Award nominee as Aunt Ruthie
12. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the ... See full summary »
2000 NAACP Image Award nominee as Sadie Delany
13. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
14. Peeples (2013)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.
Votes: 4,522 | Gross: $9.12M
15. Paris Blues (1961)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance
During the 1960s, two American expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in love with two American tourist girls.
as Connie Lampson
16. Hurry Sundown (1967)
Approved | 146 min | Drama
Following World War II, a northern cannery negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land 's owned by Julie Warren and has ... See full summary »
Votes: 946 | Gross: $9.00M
as Vivian Thurlow
17. The Split (1968)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money.
as Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
18. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.
One episode as Roxy Blue
19. The Colbys (1985–1987)
60 min | Drama
This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California.
as Dominique Deveraux
20. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
Votes: 10,240 | Gross: $16.15M
as Jazz Club Singer (uncredited)
21. The Five Heartbeats (1991)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music
The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.
Votes: 3,418 | Gross: $8.75M
as Eleanor Potter
22. The Sinbad Show (1993–1994)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family
David (Sinbad) is a single foster father for Zana and LJ, and he's very new to the game. He learns as much from the children as they learn from him.
One episode: My Daughter's Keeper as Mrs. Winters
23. Evening Shade (1990–1994)
30 min | Comedy
In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the ... See full summary »
One episode: The Perfect Woman as Ginger
24. A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994 TV Movie)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Bill McKenzie is a retired lawyer who prefers to spend time working on his ranch. But he occasionally takes on a case wherein the defendant is wrongfully convicted or falsely accused, and ... See full summary »
as Lydia Bishop
25. Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994–1995)
42 min | Western
The series revolved around the life and times of Newt Call as he set out to make his way in the world. Newt participated in some of the major events of the Western era while encountering ... See full summary »
as Ida Grayson
26. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye) are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.
as Grace Willis
27. Eve's Bayou (1997)
R | 109 min | Drama
After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.
Votes: 8,072 | Gross: $14.82M
28. The Sweetest Gift (1998 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Drama, Family
Two neighboring families in Florida, one black (headed by Diahann Carroll) and one white (headed by Helen Shaver), struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers... See full summary »
as Mrs. Wilson
29. Jackie's Back! (1999 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Comedy, Music
"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis) (her ancestors were George Washington's slaves). Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her... See full summary »
as Diahann Carroll (Herself)
30. Whoopi (2003–2004)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
A faded singer decides to reopen her hotel's lounge.
as Viveca Rae
31. Diary of a Single Mom (2009– )
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
In the center of a storm is Ocean (Monica Calhoun), a 27-year-old highly-motivated mother who manages a neighborhood apartment building and all of the problems that come along with it.