The acting world last one of hits most regal leading ladies in Diahann Carroll. Carol Diahann Johnson was born on July 17, 1935 in The Bronx, and raised primarily in Harlem. She attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was a classmate of Billy Dee Williams. At 15, Carroll began modeling for “Ebony” magazine, leading to a number of professional shoots while her parents helped support her entertainment dreams with dance and singing classes. (READ MORE)(SOURCE: BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM)