Diahann Carroll is an American actress, model, and singer. She is best known for her role in the 1974 film ‘Claudine.’ She received an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for ‘Best Actress’ for this role. She made her film debut in the American musical film ‘Carmen Jones,’ in 1954. Some of her popular films include ‘Goodbye Again’ (1961), ‘The Split’ (1968), ‘Eve's Bayou’ (1997), ‘Tyler Perry Presents Peeples’ (2013), and ‘The Masked Saint’ (2014). She made her TV debut in the American sitcom ‘Julia,’ which earned her a ‘Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Female’ in 1969. She was also the first black woman to have won a ‘Tony Award’ for her performance in ‘Broadway’ musical ‘No Strings’ (1962). She had quite a significant role in the show ‘Dynasty’ (1984-1987). Some of her popular TV roles came in shows such as ‘A Different World’ (1989–1993), ‘Grey's Anatomy’ (2006–2007), and ‘White Collar’ (2009–2014).
Set during World War II, the film revolves around Carmen Jones, who works in a parachute factory. When she is arrested after having a fight with a co-worker, she seduces a young soldier, Joe, in order to avoid imprisonment. But, the problem arises when another man enters her life and she leaves Joe.
Based on Richard Stark’s novel The Seventh, the movie follows a professional thief McClain as he, along with an old friend, plots to rob a football arena. They put together a team and successfully carry out the job. Things, though, take a darker turn when a murder takes place, the money goes missing, a corrupt detective appears and the gang members doubt McClain’s intention.
In rural Georgia, bigoted, greedy Henry Warren and his wife Julie Ann plan to sell their land but to do so they need to sell two adjoining lands. When the landowners, Reeve and Rad form an alliance against Henry, a desperate Henry resolves to heinous tactics including involving the KKK to get what he wants.
Diahann Carroll Awards
|Julia||Best TV Star - Female||1969|
|Winner||Best Original Cast Show Album||1963|