In 1984, Diahann joined the cast of a primetime soap opera Dynasty, and stayed with the show until 1987. She planned to return on the show during it's 10th season (1989), but the show was canceled after season 9.
Diahann won a Golden Globe 1969, for her performance in a TV series named Julia.
In 1998, Diahann won a Lucy Award, and one year later, she won a Crystal Award.
In 1999, Diahann was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, in the category of Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special, for The Sweetest Gift.
Diahann was nominated 4 times for an Emmy award. She received the first nomination in 1963 for guest starring on TV series Naked City. The second nomination came in 1969, this time for a leading role in a comedy series named Julia. She received the third nomination in 1989 for guest starring in 2 episodes of A Different World, a popular comedy show. In 2008, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her role on Grey's Anatomy.
In 1975, Diahann was nominated for an Oscar, for her performance in Claudine, a musical.
In 1974, Diahann received $600,000 for starring in Claudine, a drama movie.
In 1954, Diahann received $1,000 for starring in Carmen Jones, a musical.
In 1962, Diahann won a Broadway Tony Award as Best Actress for her performance in No Strings, a musical.
In the early 1970s, Diahann was engaged to TV presenter David Frost.
In the 1960s, Diahann was engaged to Sidney Poitier.
In 1987, Diahann got married 4th time, this time to Vic Damone. The couple stayed together until 1996, when they filed for divorce.
2 years after the second divorce, in May 1975, Diahann got married to Robert DeLeon, but two years later, Robert passed away.
10 years after the divorce, Diahann married Fredde Glusman, but their marriage lasted only 4 months (February-May 1973).
Diahann's first marriage, which began 1956, ended in 1963. She was married to Monte Kay and they had 1 child together.
In 1985, Diahann starred in a TV commercial for USA Today.
Diahann Carroll was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in Claudine in 1975.
Diahann and her husband on Grey's Anatomy, Richard Roundtree, are both breast cancer survivors and advocates.
Diahann: I'm always getting involved in the wrong relationship. I do that very well.
Diahann: I like to think I opened doors for other women, although that wasn't my original intention.
Diahann: I learned quickly that almost any time a third world face became prominent on TV, we became responsible for the whole minority community.
Diahann: In the beginning, I found myself dealing with a show business dictated by male white supremacists and chauvinists. As a black female, I had to learn how to tap dance around the situation. I had to...find a way to present my point of view without being pushy or aggressive. In the old days, the only women I saw in this business were in makeup, hairdressing, and wardrobe departments. Now I'm surrounded by women executives, writers, directors, producers, and even women stagehands.
Diahann: All I ever wanted to do was sing. What happened was more.
Diahann (About being recognized from Dynasty): You know I figure young people would say, "Oh yes, that's right-Dynasty!" How one came upon Dynasty in the eighties is really more of a highlight than being on Dynasty.
Diahann: I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice.
Diahann (on filming Hurry Sundown in St. Francisville, Louisiana; where the cast and the crew was receiving death threats because they were filming the movie in the home of the Ku Klux Klan): You can cut the hostility here with a knife. I'm not a fighter. I usually smile and then go into my room and cry my eyes out. But down here, the terror has killed my taste for going anywhere.