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Diahann will be honored at the 8th Annual Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project Event on Sept.21, 2014. The opening night celebration of Kiss Me, Kate honoring Diahann will take place at The Pasadena Playhouse.

Latest News for October 2013

The new "White Collar" season (13-episodes) premiers on Thursday, 10/17 at 9:00 PM. Diahann will be appearing in 4 episodes in season five of WHITE COLLAR.  They are the following:

Episode 506: “Ice Breaker” slated to air on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT

Episode 508: “Digging Deeper” slated to air on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT

Episode 512: “Taking Stock” slated to air on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT

Episode 513: “Diamond Exchange” (the season five finale) slated to air on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT


Latest News for January / February 2013

Tues., 2/26 - Watch for Diahan to be featured on PBS' MAKERS, a new documentary “Makers: Women Who Make America.”. Watch the clip below form the star-studded premiere held in New York City that Diahann recently attended.


Thurs, 2/7 - Watch for Diahann, along with Kerry Washington, on the "Katie Couric Show" at 3:00pm ET/PT on NBC.

Tues, 2/5 - "The Doctors" airs (Los Angeles on CBS at 2:00 PM) nationally - check local listings - Diahann, Dyann Cannon and Jacqueling Bisset are featured in the segement "Ageless Beauties". For more information, Click Here. Watch a clip from the show below.

Tues, 2/5 - Watch for Diahann on "The Wendy Williams Show" live at 10:00 am ET/PT on NBC.

Tues, 2/5 - Watch for Diahann with Al Sharpton on "Politics Nations" at 6:00pm ET/PT on MSNBC.

Tues, 2/5 - Look for an interview with Diahann on, which posts their interviews posts online on their website.

Tues, 2/5 - Look for an interview with Diahann on, which posts their interviews online on their website.

Mon, 2/4 - Watch for Diahann on "New York Live" which airs at 12:30pm ET/PT on NBC.

Sun, 2/3 - Click Here to read Diahann's Ebony interview

Sat, 2/2 - San Diego Black Film Festival's Awards Dinner & Gala featuring legendary actress Diahann Carroll. For more information, Click Here.

Fri,, 2/1 - NBC "NAACP Image Awards" airs live on at 8:00 PM. Diahann will present an award to Kerry Washington.

Tues, 1/29 - Listen to Diahann on the online radio show "Obba Babatunde" which airs at 1:30pm PT.

Fri, 1/25 - Tavis Smiley radio show airs. Click Here to find out where you can listen to it in your local areas.

Tues, 1/22 - PBS "Pioneers of Television" Primetime Soaps airs (Los Angeles 8:00 PM, Ch 8, KOCE/ repeats Thursday, 1/24 at 9:00 PM) nationally - check local listings. Trace the arc of nighttime soaps, from PEYTON PLACE to DALLAS, DYNASTY to KNOTS LANDING on PBS's Pioneers of Television Primetime Soaps.

Watch Primetime Soaps - Preview on PBS. See more from pbs.

Diahann Back on USA's WHITE COLLAR

Diahann continues in WHITE COLLAR's 5th smash season, which premieres January 22nd, 2013.  Be sure to tune in to the Feb. 5, 2013 episode is which Diahann sings at the Cotton Club.

Diahann Speaks at the
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

On Oct. 16, 2011, Diahann spoke at the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication. 

Please click on the below link for an archived webcast of the telecast that is available for demand viewing 24/7. At the bottom on the bottom of the page is a blue "MLK Memorial Dedication" link and icon. Click on that, and the webcast will begin airing. If you wish to fast forward and just watch Diahann's speech, use the scroll bar to forward to approximately the 3:01 mark, right after Cicely Tyson's speech.

Diahann Inducted into TV Academy Hall of Fame

Diahann was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on Jan. 20, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She joined actress Cloris Leachman, writer-producer Susan Harris, newsman Peter Jennings, game-show pioneer Bill Todman, composter Earle Hagan  and MTV executive Tom Freston as this year's honorees. Hagen died in 2008, Jennings in 2005 and Todman in 1979 and so were inducted posthumously; the others all attended. John Shaffner, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, introduced the evening and explained that, while an Emmy is for excellence within a single program year, the Academy Hall of Fame is "the single highest honor that the Television Academy can bestow." It honors, he said, "a lifetime of achievement." Tavis Smiley presented the award to Diahann.


On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, the second half of the second season of White Collar will begin to be broadcast on USA. The new episodes will start with the tenth episode of the second season, “Burke’s Seven". The thirteenth episode "Countermeasures" will air February 8, 2011, and will feature a guest appearance by Diahann. The show airs on the USA Network at 10pm ET. Check your local TV listings for the times and channels in your area.

Synopsis: Neal is suspicious when an old friend of June's husband (Billy Dee Williams) is released from jail and shows up for a visit. This will be the musical episode where Matt Bomer and Diahann Carroll will sing accompanied (faked) by Billy Dee Williams.

Countermeasures episode of White Collar promotional photo stills
Diahann Carroll, Bille Dee Williams, Matt Bomer, Tiffani Thiessen,

Credit: USA Network - White Collar


Diahann attended the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California.

Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart, the Awards Gala honored Javier Bardem, Robert Duvall, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman, David O. Russell, Diane Warren and the cast of The Social Network.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 130,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. This year's Festival runs January 6-17.

PBS To Film Award Winning Entertainment Diahann Carroll
In Her Acclaimed One Woman Show For JULY 2010 Airing


Award winning entertainer Diahann Carroll will bring her acclaimed one woman show to PBS as part of their fund-raising program on the U.S public television stations, premiering on July 31, 2010 on KCET. The live concert was filmed in Palm Springs, CA on Wednesday April 21st at the Annenberg Theater, to benefit the  Annenberg Theater at The Palm Springs Art Museum. 

Below are additional airdates on PBS across the country. If your local PBS station is not listed, please visit them online at, and search your local listings. If you still can't find an airdate, email or call your local station to request "The Lady ... The Music ... The Legend".

KWCM--Appleton MN -- 9/14 at 1.30pm and 9/19 at 10.30pm
Rocky Mountain PBS- Denver CO --8/1 at 4.30pm
Western Reserve Public Media --Akron/Cleveland OH--8/9 at 8pm
KETC St Louis MO --8/14 at 10pm
Maryland PTV (overlap in DC) Owings Mills MD --8/6 at 1pm
WCTE Cookeville TN--7/31 at 4.30pm
WCET Cincinnati OH--8/14 at 10pm and 9/12 at 7.30pm
KLVX Vegas PBS- Las Vegas NV --8/6 at 12am
KNME -Albuquerque NM -- 8/7 at 7.30pm and 8/8 at 2.30am and 8/15 at 3.30pm
KENW Portales NM 8/12 at 8.30pm
WKNO Memphis TN --8/17 at 4pm
WSBE Providence RI --9/15 at 4pm
WTVP Peoria IL -- 7/31 at 5.30pm 

Additional Airdates:

WLIW 1 New York NY Wed. Sept. 15 at 8pm 
WNET 1 New York NY Tue. 9/14 at 8 pm
KCET  2 Los Angeles CA Sat. 7/31 at 7 pm - live in studio
KVCR 2 San Bernardino CA  
KWCM  15 Appleton MN Tue. 9/14 at 1:30 pm
Sun. 9/19 at 10:30 pm
Rocky Mountain PBS 16 Denver  CO Sun. 8/1 at 4:30 pm
Western Reserve Public Media 18 Akron/Cleveland OH Mon 8/9 at 8 pm
KETC 21 St. Louis MO 8/4 at 10 pm
Maryland PTV (overlap in DC) 27 Owings Mills MD Fri. 8/6 at 1 pm
WCTE 29 Cookeville TN Sat. 7/31 at 4:30 pm
WCET 33 Cincinnati OH Wed 8/4 at 10 pm,
KLVX Vegas PBS 42 Las Vegas NV Fri.  8/6 at 12am
KNME 44 Albuquerque NM Sat. 8/7 at 7:30 pm
Sun. 8/8 at 2:30 am
Sun. 8/15 at 3:30 pm
KENW 44 Portales NM Thu. 8/12 at 8:30 pm
WKNO 50 Memphis TN Sat 8/7 at 4 pm
WSBE 53 Providence RI Sun. 9/5 at 4 pm
WPBY 63 Charleston  WV Fri. 9/17 at 9:30 pm
WTVP 116 Peoria IL Sat 7/31 at 5:30  pm

The special runs from 7pm to 8.30pm, and watch for Diahann on air live from the KCET studio in Los Angeles at first break at 7.20pm and two other times during the special.

The PBS TV special has a CD live from the Annenberg Theater and DVD of the entire show with behind the scenes footage.

An Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee, “The Lady ... The Music ... The Legend” was debuted in New York with the New York Times reviewing  “Her opening number erupts out of her like an emotional volcano and from here on, the lava never stops flowing ... Diahann Carroll is historic. Experience her while you can”.

 Jim Casey, President & CEO of Integrated Wealth Management, through his production company J&J Productions and  producing partner Kim Waltrip of Wonderstar Production, and Jeffrey Lane will present the consummate performer in conjunction with The PS Film Here LLC with material made available to Terrel Cass Productions,LLC, (TCP) to be edited into a three part, sixty minute concert.   PBS will give stations rights to run the special for 8 runs over 25 months.    

Tickets for "The Lady ... The Music ... The Legend" are $100 (which includes a post-concert party) and $50 (performance only) and can be purchased at the theater's Box Office at (760) 325 4490. This evening is a benefit for the Annenberg Theater.  For tickets and more information, click here.


The Desert Sun: (April 25, 2010)

Diahann Carroll – The Lady, the Music, The Legend came to the Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum on April 21. The one woman show featuring Carroll was presented by J & J Productions and Wonderstar Productions and the evening was a benefit for the Annenberg Theater.

The award winning actress, singer and legend proved that becoming age 75 does not dim talent, vocal ability or charisma – at least not when you are Diahann Carroll. She shared memorable songs that she had introduced on Broadway and personal memories with ease and humor. Her tribute to Frank Sinatra and his songs started with heartfelt words about Frank and his musical talent. One of her stand out numbers was “As If We never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard – a show dear to her heart since she portrayed Norma Desmond in the Toronto premier production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit musical and her cast album from that show has outsold all other recordings of Sunset Boulevard.

On stage one sees the talent and hard work that brought Carroll from humble beginnings in the Bronx to becoming one of the entertainment industry’s most glamorous performers - a Tony Award recipient, Emmy and Grammy nominee, a Golden Globe winner, Best Actress nominee, as well as the first black actress in television history to star in her own series, “Julia” for NBC. Her acting ability and strong voice do wonders for every song she presents from “Where Do You Start?” to her wind up, the rousing “Some Of These Days” and the song her daughter suggested she do, “I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love.” Carroll left the stage with everyone in love with her.

The one woman show produced by Jeffrey Lane, Kim Waltrip and David Ho with Jim Casey, executive producer, was filmed at the Annenberg Theater during her performance by Terrel Cass Productions for PBS and will be shared by the public in August when PBS TV presents Diahann Carroll, The Lady, The Music, The Legend as a musical special during its national month long pledge drive

Legendary Lady Sings The Standards

Some people wondered if Diahann Carroll could pull off a concert at age 74, that could live up to its title: “Diahann Carroll: The Lady, The Music, The Legend.”

But Carroll not only pulled off a classy, first-rate autobiographical show last week at the Annenberg Theater, she set into motion a confluence of events that could cement her place among the living legends of traditional pop music.

A PBS broadcast of the show is scheduled to air in August and, by then there will be an expanded DVD of the concert featuring cutaways about her life story and a live CD that I think will earn her a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Album.

Executive Producer Jim Casey, and producers Jeffrey Lane, Kim Waltrip and David Ho, put on a professionally-staged event with elegant white drapes as a backdrop to the set-up for Carroll and the 28-piece Pat Rizzo Orchestra (minus Rizzo).

The Broadway, film and television star of “Julia” and “Dynasty” was warm, witty and revealing. The concert started on time, but Carroll sarcastically claimed she was late because “the traffic was hell,” which established her as one of us and not one of those less enlightened folks from the land of clogged arteries.

Carroll recounted only a few of the accomplishments that justify her billing as a legend: notably how she won a Tony Award for Richard Rodgers' “No Strings,” the only Broadway show for which Rodgers wrote both the words and music, and how her time in Las Vegas allowed her to learn the breathing and story-telling technique of her friend, Frank Sinatra.

Mostly, Carroll let her singing defend her right to the lofty title of her show. Her Sinatra medley, especially her boozy, woozy saloon interpretation of “One For My Baby,” showcased her narrative skills. Her version of the Sophie Tucker's “Some Of These Days,” showed she can still belt 'em and make someone else's signature song her own.

But probably no song from her show is more worthy of special attention than the finale her daughter suggested, Peter Allen's and Carole Bayer Sager's “I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love,” which Rita Coolidge had a hit with.

It's a big, rich uptempo ballad that Carroll managed to make worthy of being the climax to an evening of 20th century pop standards.

Palm Springs Guide: (April 21, 2010)
Story and photos by Pat Krause

Diahann Carroll graced the stage at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm Springs Art Museum on Wednesday, April 21. “The Lady, The Music, The Legend” concert was jointly presented by J&J Productions and WonderStar Productions. Wednesday evening was very special and a first because it was filmed live by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). This live concert was about the life of Diahann Carroll and will be shown on television in August.

Carroll is a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner and also a Best Actress Oscar Nominee for work in her varied career. This dynamic woman is still going strong with performances in television with guest starring roles in “White Collar” and co-starring in Lifetime’s made-for-TV movies “At Risk” and “The Front.”

Carroll was beautifully dressed in a black gown with a slit up one side. She reiterated some of the important phone calls that changed her life and career. Phone calls from Truman Capote and Richard Rogers catapulted her into fame with performances on stage and screen. She said when PBS called and wanted to do a show about her life it only took her 30 seconds to say “yes.” She loves what PBS does on television.

Carroll started the concert with songs that have made her famous like “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “On a Clear Day” to name just a few. After a couple songs, she would tell a bit more about her life, such as her four marriages — some started out well and ended up in hell. She said she is still standing after all that. She has a daughter and a grandchild that make her smile and are an important part of her life.

A 15-minute intermission let Carroll change into another sparkling gown for the rest of her performance. She mentioned that she headlined in Las Vegas and met the ”Chairman of the Board,” the legendary Frank Sinatra. She said she was so grateful that he was alive when she was there. She did a medley of Sinatra songs like “High Hopes,” “One for my Baby” and of course, “New York New York.” Her renditions of these songs showcased her talent that lets her put her own style to each song.

This concert was different in the fact that PBS TV cameras were all around the stage. Another cameraman would walk in front of the stage to capture her performance. It was exciting to know that this filming in Palm Springs and the Annenberg Theater will be shown worldwide on the PBS. Guests in the audience might even be shown as the cameras scanned the audience on occasion.

Carroll said she was so glad that she decided to come to Palm Springs for this filming. She thanked those involved in the concert and gave a special “thank you” to her pianist and drummer. She said she was especially grateful for the Pat Rizzo Orchestra, as they were extraordinary.

A Meet-and-Greet session was held in the museum’s main area. Carroll came up to greet so many of her fans. She posed for photos with her director, Chip Miller, producer Jim Casey and fans. As she greeted the guests, television cameras followed her around the room.

Carroll has so many credits in her fabulous career it would be hard to mention all of them. She played Norman Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard,” appeared in TV’s “Dynasty.” Her Broadway appearances include “House of Flowers,” “No Strings” and “Agnes of God.” She even had her own television series, “Julia.”

A consummate entertainer, Diahann Carroll is truly an entertainment legend.


WHITE COLLAR premiered its first episode of the second season on July 13, 2010, which featured an appearance by Diahann. And, in the next episode that Diahann films, we can look forward to her singing with Matt Bomer!

Read some recent interviews Diahann did on her role on WHITE COLLAR by clicking on the links below:

Watch for Diahann in the new USA Network series, WHITE COLLAR, premiering on Oct. 23, 2009 at 10pm. WHITE COLLAR began its second half of the season beginning Tuesday's at 10pm Jan. 19, 2010, and Diahann's first appearance for the second half of the season was on Feb. 2, 2010. Be sure to watch the Feb. 9 episode, as Diahann appears in a special role written just for her. And, watch for Diahann in the season finale episode airing on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

"White Collar" is about the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist and an FBI agent who have been playing cat-and-mouse for years. The story unfolds after Neal Caffrey, a charming criminal mastermind, has been caught by his nemesis, G-man extraordinaire Peter Burke. After escaping from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Neal is nabbed by Peter once again. Rather than returning to jail for this daring getaway, Neal suggests an alternate plan: he'll provide his expertise to assist the feds in catching other notorious and elusive criminals – in return for his freedom.  Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that cannot be found on the right side of the law. Thiessen plays Elizabeth, Peter’s wife, an intelligent, high-profile event planner.  Garson plays Mozzie, a friend of Caffrey's who has a strong distrust of the Feds and an unyielding belief in conspiracy theories about everything; with his ear to the ground, Mozzie is always tapped into what's happening on the street. Diahann Carroll guest-stars in the pilot and will be recurring in several episodes. Diahann plays a wealthy window that helps Neal get on his feet after getting out of prison. "White Collar" was created and is executive-produced by Jeff Eastin and comes from Fox Television Studios. Bronwen Hughes directed the pilot. Clifton Campbell and Tom Garrigus serve as consulting producers.

Watch for a 90 minute special premiere on Oct. 23, 2009 at 10pm and its subsequent 13 episodes will run through early 2010 on Friday evenings on USA Network.

The Austin Symphony
February 20, 2010 8PM

Diahann Carroll is the consummate entertainer. So varied and dynamic are her gifts, that she continually astounds fans and critics alike with her versatility and magnetism. She is one of America’s major performing talents appearing on the Broadway stage, in motion pictures and television, and as a Las Vegas headliner. Diahann Carroll is a Tony Award winner, Emmy and Grammy nominee, Golden Globe winner and a Best Actress Oscar nominee. Enjoy showstoppers such as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Some of These Days,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” and many more with your Austin Symphony Orchestra.

The venue, The Long Center for the Performing Arts is located at 701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-4MAESTRO.

2010 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

Diahann presented fashion designer Bob Macie with his second Arts and Activism Award at the 2010 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Feb. 27, 2010.  For more information, visit

UniGlobe Entertainment Docu-Drama
"1 a Minute"

UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docu-drama titled ''1 a Minute'' is scheduled for release in 2010. The documentary is being made by actress Namrata Singh Gujral , and will also feature breast cancer survivors  Diahann Carroll, Melissa Etheridge, Namrata Singh Gujral, Mumtaz, Morgan Brittany, Olivia Newton-John, and Jaclyn Smith. The film will also feature Lisa Ray, William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Priya Dutt.


Lifetime announced world premiere dates for a pair of mystery films based on the work of bestselling author Patricia Cornwell on Tuesday. "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk" will debut on Saturday April 10, 2010 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and "Patricia Cornwell's The Front" will hit screens a week later on Saturday April 17, 2010 at the same time.

In "At Risk" a rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, Win Garano, is sent by his boss D.A. Monique Lamont to investigate a Tennessee murder that's been unsolved for more than 20 years before. In the sequel, "The Front," Lamont and Garano reunite to investigate a decades-old murder of a young blind woman.

Diahann will be co-starring in two Lifetime Network Feature "Movies of the Week" Productions, entitled "At Risk" and "The Front"; which will air in the first quarter of 2010.  At Risk and The Front are the first two titles in Patricia Cornwell's Win Garano mystery series. In At Risk Garano, an investigator for ambitious Boston district attorney Monique Lamont, delves into a decades-old murder case. In The Front Garano investigates a homicide involving "The Front," a coalition of local police departments serving the outlying Boston communities.  Daniel Sunjata plays Win Garano. Andie MacDowell is Monique Lamont. Ashley Williams appears as Stump, a detective with whom Garono becomes romantically linked. Also starring in these films are Diahann Carroll and Annabeth Gish. Carroll plays Garano's grandmother, Nana. Gish is Garano's co-worker, Sykes.


Diahann Carroll stars as Nana in the Lifetime Original Movies
"Patricia Cornwell's At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell's The Front"

Daniel Sunjata (left) and Diahann Carroll (right)
star in the Lifetime Original Movies
"Patricia Cornwell’s At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell’s The Front."


Diahann Carroll stars in the Lifetime Original Movies
"Patricia Cornwell's At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell's The Front"

Diahann Carroll (left) and Elijah Augustine (right)
star in the Lifetime Original Movies
"Patricia Cornwell’s At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell’s The Front."

The Diahann Carroll™ Collection
Available exclusively from
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An Especially Yours® exclusive since 1998, some of styles in The Diahann Carroll™ Collection feature ‘WhisperLite™’, a breakthrough fiber that’s half the weight of traditional fiber, for an airier, barley-there feel that lasts all day. For example, ‘Beauty’ (shown above), a short style with layers that sweep effortlessly into place and stay enchanting,  day into night.

Diahann’s polished styles are available in 31 breathtaking colors (18 in synthetic hair and 13 in human hair), consisting of brunettes, reds, highlights, and, gray shades that look stunning at any age. In addition, for a sophisticated glow, Diahann’s styles come in her own custom silver shades – four exclusive blends that shimmer with all the nuances of natural gray!  Especially Yours® refreshes the selection frequently with the addition of flattering and fashionable new styles and colors, while ensuring that several different wigs are available at any one time to provide customers with plenty of choice. Prices are from just $39 for a synthetic style and $69 for a human hair style, offering fantastic value!

The Diahann Carroll™ Collection is available exclusively from Especially Yours® by visiting or calling 1 800 939 9447 to order or to join the mailing list for a free monthly catalog.

In October 2007, Especially Yours® joined the fight against breast cancer by teaming up with Diahann, who is a breast cancer survivor, and the national spokesperson for the ‘Star Campaign’. Sponsored by The Wellness Community, the Star Campaign enables those affected by cancer to honor the care givers who have guided them through their cancer journey. The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.  Especially Yours® began it’s support with a financial donation to The Wellness Community, and the catalog informed customers on how to get involved in the Star Campaign.  Much more is planned.

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