Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way
On Sale: September 30, 2008
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It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a
woman over forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll—
whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached
racial barriers—is anything but conventional. Shonda
Rhimes, the creator and executive producer of the hit
program Grey's Anatomy, developed a role just for her, and
a recent show that's touring the United States, The Life
and Times of Diahann Carroll, was enthusiastically embraced
by the New York Times. And all this since Carroll turned
Here she shares her life story with an admirable candidness
of someone who has seen and done it all. With wisdom that
only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about
her four marriages as well as the other significant
relationships in her life, including her courtship with
Sidney Poitier; racial politics in Hollywood and on
Broadway; and the personal cost, particularly to her
family, of being a pioneer. Whether she's recalling an
audition for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard,
reflecting on her marriage to Vic Damone, or talking about
her experience with breast cancer, Carroll's storied
history, blunt views, and notorious wit will be sure to
entertain and inform.
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