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Sidney Poitier & African-American Jazz saxophonist Edward "Sonny" Stitt jam on a street corner in the 60's. PHOTO: Lacey Crawford

Sidney Poitier & African-American Jazz saxophonist Edward "Sonny" Stitt jam on a street corner in the 60's. PHOTO: Lacey Crawford

Joan Fontaine ~ Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (1917−2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine. British-American actress

Joan Fontaine ~ Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (1917−2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine. British-American actress

Diahann Carroll (17th July 1935) is an American television/stage actress & singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature African-American casts such as "Carmen Jones" (1954) & "Porgy and Bess" (1959).  On Broadway, she starred in "Julia" (1968).  She was one of the first African-American women on American television to star in a non-stereotypical role on ABC's "Dynasty".

Diahann Carroll (17th July 1935) is an American television/stage actress & singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature African-American casts such as "Carmen Jones" (1954) & "Porgy and Bess" (1959). On Broadway, she starred in "Julia" (1968). She was one of the first African-American women on American television to star in a non-stereotypical role on ABC's "Dynasty".

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