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|Known for:||Eve's Bayou, Claudine, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years|
|Birth name:||Carol Diahann Johnson|
|Birthday:||17 July 1935, The Bronx, New York, USA|
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TriviaIn the 1960s she was engaged to Sidney Poitier. Won first prize on TV's "Chance of a Lifetime" (1952). She and actor Billy Dee Williams were high school classmates at The New York City High School of the Performing Arts, the school that was featured on the popular TV series "Fame" (1982). Was a model for Ebony Fashion Fair. Is a honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Was supposed to have returned to "Dynasty" (1981) for Season 10 in 1989, but the show was canceled after Season 9. Mother-in-law of Mark Bamford. Once pursued the idea of a joint talk show hosting assignment with her daughter, Suzanne Kay, from her first marriage. Her romantic relationships were turbulent. In the early 1970s she became romantically involved with David Frost, a popular British talk show host. In November of 1972, she and Frost became engaged but she called it off and married another man, Freddie Glusman, a week later. That marriage was short-lived. Once enrolled at New York University, where she intended to study psychology, in honor of her parents' wishes that she complete her education. She lasted one term; her passion for a career in singing won out. In 1959, while appearing as Clara in Porgy and Bess (1959), she fell in love with the film's star Sidney Poitier. Both were married, however, and the affair ended. The two reconnected with the filming of the movie Paris Blues (1961) and this time she divorced her first husband. She eventually became engaged to Poitier, only to break off the relationship several months later. She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7005 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.