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Diahann accepted, thinking it was only for the moment... Carroll found out later, at age 15, that the "Diahann" spelling of her name actually was on her birth certificate!'I was quite young when I realised my parents were operating out of fear whenever we left the black community.Why does she think she was drawn to such unsuitable men?'I think most women in show business do attract the wrong people,' Carroll says.In 1959 she starred in Porgy and Bess with Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr, during which, she says in her book, 'We were the only blacks on the Paramount lot.' Roles followed in Paris Blues, which also starred Paul Newman, and Hurry Sundown, with Michael Caine and Jane Fonda.In 1968 Carroll was given the title role in the hugely popular sitcom Julia, playing a Vietnam widow, single mother and nurse.When they showed up for the audition they were sent back home - the producer thought Oppenheim and Johnson sounded like an old vaudeville team!
I wanted them to understand that what they were doing was inappropriate and disrespectful.' Carroll describes Barack Obama's election victory as 'one of the most exciting things that's ever happened in the world. He's a phenomenon as a human being.' While in her professional life Carroll always knew what she wanted, she is the first to admit she was at sea when it came to relationships.
Together they wanted to appear on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (a then popular TV show).
They wrote a letter presenting them selves as Oppenheim and Johnson.
That made me angry' Diahann Carroll is, in her own words, vain, superficial and a dedicated follower of fashion who has spent her life coiffed to perfection.
At 73 she still agonises over every detail of an outfit, however casual, and adheres to the mantra that you 'cannot be a legitimate nightclub performer in sensible shoes', even after a recent tumble in a pair of perilously high aubergine leather boots.
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