“All I ever wanted to do was sing. What happened was more.” Diahann Carroll

…embarking on a singing career…

 

 

…starring in “Paris Blues” with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, and Louis Armstrong…
…in the Hollywood March on Washington for Civil Rights, 1963…

“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.”

Thank you, Ms. Carroll. Godspeed.

Diahann Carroll (1935-2019)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.