Diahann Carroll

Snagging her first major movie role in 1954's Carmen Jones, Diahann Carroll has had a varied and highly successful acting career that spans nearly 60 years. As the star of the 1960s show Julia, she was the first, and one of the only, African-American women to be the lead character on a dramatic series. The esteemed actress also had a role in the classic film Porgy and Bess. Besides decades of acting in acclaimed films and TV shows, the Tony and Golden Globe-winning actress has done Broadway, headlined Vegas and released a memoir in 2008 titled The Legs are the Last to Go. Carroll currently holds a spot as June on USA Network's comedy-drama White Collar.

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Side Hustle: Actors Who Turned to Music

If there's one thing creativity hates, it's standing still. That's just one reason that so many prominent actors have turned to music to express themselves. Click on to see what we mean.

Celebrity Birthdays: Mack Wilds Celebrates!

Diahann Carroll, M.I.A. and more celebrate this week.

Commentary: Black Hollywood's International Connection

Are there more opportunities for Black talent in other countries?

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Michael Sam Reveals He's Gay

Plus, words from Kevin Hart and T-Pain.

Fashion and Beauty: New York Fashion Week With B. Michael America

The veteran designer takes BET.com behind the scenes. (2/12/2014)

Diahann Carroll Drops Out of A Raisin in the Sun

LaTanya Richardson Jackson will replace Carroll in Broadway production.
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