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Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll
Birth name Carol Diahann Johnson
Born July 17, 1935 in The Bronx, New York, USA
Notable Roles Jane Burke in Grey's Anatomy
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Julia Julia Baker 1968–1971 1 2 3
Dynasty Dominique Deveraux 1984–1987 5 6 7

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
White Collar June 2009–2014 1 2 3 4 5 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Peter Gunn Dina Wright 2x23 - Sing a Song of Murder March 7, 1960
Naked City (1958) 4x10 - A Horse Has a Big Head -- Let Him Worry! November 21, 1962
Webster Herself 2x17 - Strike Up the Band February 1, 1985
A Different World Marion Gilbert 2x15 - For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage February 23, 1989
A Different World Marion Gilbert 3x10 - For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls December 21, 1989
A Different World Marion Gilbert 5x10 - Do You Take This Woman? (2) November 21, 1991
A Different World Marion Gilbert 5x25 - Save the Best for Last (2) May 14, 1992
A Different World Marion Gilbert 6x09/10 - Faith, Hope and Charity November 12, 1992
A Different World Marion Gilbert 6x18 - When One Door Closes... (2) May 8, 1993
Touched by an Angel Grace Willis 2x04 - The Driver October 14, 1995
Half & Half Grandma Thorne 1x08 - The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode November 25, 2002
Grey's Anatomy Jane Burke 3x02 - I Am a Tree September 28, 2006
Grey's Anatomy Jane Burke 3x22/23 - The Other Side of This Life May 3, 2007
Grey's Anatomy Jane Burke 3x25 - Didn't We Almost Have It All May 17, 2007
Grey's Anatomy Jane Burke 4x02 - Love/Addiction October 4, 2007

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Beatles Forever Herself November 24, 1977
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Sea Herself May 30, 1979

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Claudine Claudine 1974

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) October 17-21, 1977
The Hollywood Squares (1966) December 12-16, 1977
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 2-6, 1978
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 9-13, 1978
The Hollywood Squares (1966) February 6-10, 1978

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actress in a Musical (1962) (tie)
No Strings

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Best TV Star - Female (1969)


  • Her role on Dynasty made her the first African-American woman to star in a primetime soap opera.