Diahann Carroll takes the stage at the Suncoast

Jun 17, 2002 11:55 PM

Award-winning entertainer Diahann Carroll to perform Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Suncoast Showroom. For ticket information, call (702) 636-7075.

Diahann Carroll is undeniably the consummate entertainer. Diahann’s television nominations go back to 1963, for outstanding single performance by an actress in a leading role, in the series, Naked City. In 1968 she became the first black actress in television history to star in her own NBC series, Julia, earning Diahann a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.

Her film work includes her 1974 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her dramatic work in the film Claudine. Most recently she appeared in Robert Townsend’s The Five Heartbeats.

Diahann made her Broadway stage debut in Truman Capote’s production House of Flowers. Following this, Richard Rogers created the Broadway production of No Strings as a starring vehicle for Diahann, for which she won the Tony.

In 1984, Diahann returned to television to portray brazen businesswoman Dominique Deveraux Lloyd in the award-winning nighttime phenomenon Dynasty which is still in syndication around the world. In 1989 she was nominated once again, for an Emmy in the award-winning television series, A Different World, as outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.

In 1992, she received the Women in Film Crystal Award for her excellence in work and for the accomplishment and contributions she has made to the advancement of women in the entertainment industry. In June of 1992, the NAACP Defense and Education Fund awarded Diahann with the Black Women of Achievement Award for her work in career and community.

In 1995, Diahann became the first African-American to step into the role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard.

Constantly moving from her Beverly Hills home to her New York condo, Diahann is grateful for a graceful life of well being.