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).
Claudine is a romantic drama film which revolves around a single mother named Claudine Price, who lives on welfare with her six kids. Her life takes a turn when she meets Rupert Marshall, but due to poverty and restrictions in the welfare system, as well as the hostility of her children, they face multiple struggles in their relationship.
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.
Eve Batiste is a ten year old girl who lives in a prosperous community in Louisiana with her siblings. Her father, Louis, is a well-respected doctor in the entire community. Their lives take a turn when one night Eve witnesses her father having sex with a family friend and eventually realizes that her father is not who he seems.
Forced by his mother to take trumpet lessons, Bleek Gilliam eventually becomes the leader of a successful jazz quintet. However, although he is in a relationship with a girl named Indigo, he is unable to commit to her, since he is also interested in other women.
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.
Peeples is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Wade Walker, who falls in love with a gorgeous young woman named Grace. However, Grace feels that her family might not accept their relationship. Therefore, hoping to win them over, and ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage, Wade decides to crash their annual reunion.
The Little Mermaid is a fantasy romantic comedy adventure film which tells the story of Xuan, a business tycoon, whose project causes lot of aquatic people to fall sick and even die. The remaining survivors decide to send Shan, a beautiful young mermaid, to seduce and assassinate him. She pretends to be a dancer and eventually meets Xuan, and after spending some time with him, they both fall for each other. Things get even more complicated when Xuan learns about Shan’s real identity.
Diahann Carroll Awards
|Julia||Best TV Star - Female||1969|
|Winner||Best Original Cast Show Album||1963|