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Born in New York City, Diahann, at 10 years old, won a Metropolitan Opera scholarship and was subsequently accepted at the High School of Music & Art where she continued developing her voice. In 1953 carroll 1she was a freshman sociology student at New York University preparing for Carrolla teaching career when she met with Latin Quarter owner Lou Walters who arranged for her to appear on the TV showcase "Chance of a Lifetime."

In 1954 Diahann appeared as Pearl Bailey's high-living partener in sin, in the movie, "Carmen Jones," produced bt Otto Preminger and later appeared on Broadway in "House of Flowers" (again with Pearl Bailey).

Through the 50's and 60's, she continued as a popular supper club performer, headlining at such venues as Ciro's in Hollywood, Miami's Eden Roc and Fountainebleau, New York's Apollo Theatre, Latin Quarter and the Plaza among others. Ms.Carroll later starred in the 60's television show "Julia" and years later landed a role on the established hit show "Dynasty."

TIPS ON TABLES - Robert W. Dana - November 8, 1961

Diahann Carroll to Appear at the Persian Room

Diahann Carroll, whose piquant personality and charming way with a song have won her a top place in the entertainment world, has been signed by Neal Lang, vice-president and general manager of the Plaza, for an engagement in the Persian Room, beginning Wednesday, November 15. This will be the third time the irresistible Diahann has appeared in the Persian Room and, as before, there is little doubt about the excitement her return will generate.

Diahann more than most stars, can interpret a wistful, sensuous or saucy song with equal magic. Her versatility has been sharpened, no doubt, by the training she has had in motion pictures, in television shows, in stage musicals and in making recordings of great impact. At the most present time her most recent film, "Paris Blues" in which she is featured with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, is being shown locally and throughout the nation. Earlier, she won accolades for her acting and singing in the filmed version of "Carmen Jones" and "Porgy and Bess."

Miss Carroll's remarkable talent has been revealed in the television programs of the Ed Sullivan, carroll 2Gary Moore and Jack Paar, as carrollwell as in other leading shows. Her stage debut in the Harold Arlen musical "House of Flowers," revealed that she was an actress who could immediately provoke responsive warmth from theater audiences, her next stage appearance will be in the Richard Rodgers musical, "No Strings," in which she will portray a New York girl who becomes queen of the Parisian glamour models. She begins rehearsals for this promising extravaganza in January. Diahann is as dazzling in her recordings as she is the fields of visual entertainment.

One of Atlantic Record Company's most successful artists, her album, entitled "Fun Life," has teasing, taunting renditions of "I Don't Care," "there'll be Some Changes Made" and "The Boys Back in the Back Room," as well as a delectable melange of gay songs, torch songs, heart-touching songs, These and other songs will be included in her program for the Persian Room, where Warren Meyers will be her musical director.

Emil Coleman, virtuoso dance band leader, and his orchestra will accompany Miss Carroll at the Persian Room, as well as alternating for dancing sessions with Mark Monte and his Continentals.

Andrews Sisters - Latin Quarter 1957
Desi Arnaz - w/Diosa Costello 1948
Count Basie - Lincoln 1943
Tony Bennett - Copacabana 1958
Milton Berle - Latin Quarter 1948
Joey Bishop - w/Andy Williams 1959
Ray Bolger - Wizard of Oz Scarecrow, Empire Room 1956
Cab Calloway - Greenwich Inn 1949
Diahann Carroll - Persian Room 1961
Betty Clooney - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Nat King Cole - Copacabana 1958
Perry Como - Versailles 1944
Copacabana - famous night club restaurant is reviewed 1953
Crosby Brothers - Latin Quarter 1961
Xavier Cugat - Waldorf Astoria 1951
Vic Damone - Riviera 1953
Billy Daniels - Copacabana 1952
Sammy Davis Jr. - Copacabana 1959
Phyllis Diller - w/Bobby Short 1958
Nancy Donovan - Copacabana 1952
Jimmy Durante - Copacabana 1951
Billy Eckstine - Copacabana 1951
Duke Ellington - Basin St. East 1961
Eddie Fisher - Empire Room 1959
Judy Garland -Town & Country 1958
Jackie Gleason - La Vie en Rose 1953
Benny Goodman - Empire Room 1956
Dolores Gray - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Buddy Hackett - Copacabana 1956
Connie Haines - Terrace Room 1951
Dick Haymes - Versailles 1956
Horace Heidt - 30th Anniversary 1954
Florence Henderson w/Bill Hayes 1958
Hildegarde - Pierre 1953
Celeste Holm - Plaza 1958
Eddy Howard - Roosevelt 1955
Burl Ives w/Wally Cox - Persian Room
Lisa Kirk - Persion Room 1958
Frankie Laine - Latin Quarter 1955
Julius La Rosa - Romanian 1958
Peggy Lee - Copacabana 1958
Jerry Lewis - Town & Country 1957
Joe E. Lewis - Copacabana 1945
Ted Lewis - Latin Quarter 1953
Liberace - Persian Room 1947
Guy Lombardo - Roosevelt 1957
Vincent Lopez - Grill Room 1954
Tony Martin - Riviera 1953
Martin and Lewis - Copacabana 1950
Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller Band 1957
Mills Brothers - Latin Quarter 1956
Vaughn Monroe - Astor 1955
Constance Moore - St. Regis 1958
Johnnie Ray - Copacabana 1953
Rowan & Martin - Latin Quarter 1961
Della Reese - Copacabana 1961
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Dorothy Shay - St. Regis 1961
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