1935 - Carol Diahann Johnson, bornn on the 17th of July in The Bronx, New York. She is an Academy Award-nominated and Tony Award winning American actress and singer.
1954 - Her first film assignment was a supporting role in Carmen Jones.
1959 - She played Clara in the film version of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess along with such distinguished actors as Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., and Pearl Bailey.
1963 - Her first Emmy nomination came for her work in Naked City.
1968 - She is probably best known for her title role in Julia.
- Won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress In A Television Series”.
1969 - She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role.
1974 - She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Claudine.
2006 - Was cast in the television comedy/drama Grey's Anatomy as the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke.
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