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    It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over 40. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll, with her winning career, is anything but conventional.  

    With wisdom that only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriages as well as her other relationships, including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics in show business; and the personal cost, particularly to her family, of being a pioneer. 

    From a recent, Emmy-nominated role on Grey's Anatomy to appearances on Oprah, Diahann Carroll's legendary stage, film, and television career has spanned more than five decades.

    Her title role on Julia beginning in 1968 established Carroll as the first African-American actress to star in her own television series. The role garnered her both an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe win to go along with the 1962 Best Actress Tony Award she won for her role in No Strings (also a first for a Black woman). Diahann also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Claudine.

    In the 1980s, Diahann joined the glitzy night-time soap opera Dynasty as the jet-setter Dominique Deveraux.

    Carroll's career continued strong in the 1990s with appearances in films such as The Five Heartbeats; she also starred as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.

    As a breast cancer survivor and activist, Carroll invited a camera crew into her treatment room for a national broadcast special to draw attention to the cause.

    Ever the consummate performer, her cabaret show at Feinstein's traveled nationwide to sold-out audiences. 

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

    ©2008 Diahann Carroll (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    • Rhonda G.
    • 02/04/2021

    Magnificent

    Diahann Caroll is the epitome of grace and elegance. This book just confirms the image of her I've always had...she is a class act.

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    • Rowena Silvera
    • 03/10/2019

    Loved it All!!

    It was a ride through her life! She was brutally honest about her challenges, and her voice brought so much life to her adventures that it felt like an experience for the listener as well! A Great listen!!!

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    • L. Michael Gipson
    • 14/01/2018

    Candid, Revealing, and Fun

    Diahann Carroll is in fine form and shares some of the most intimate moments and lessons learned from a rich life.

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    • Mm Kirby
    • 01/04/2021

    totally a great trip into her!

    Makes me want to do Better! in my own life I had with my mommy!

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    • Michael Josiah Edwards
    • 10/03/2021

    Phenomenal or Delightful

    I was throughly impressed by this work of art. However, I expected nothing less that from such a keen, intelligent, and wise beauty! Her ability to tell a story from decade to decade and still capture your attention was everything. I lived her transparency and her ability to make the audience feel as though you were there conversing with her. I recommend everyone to read/listen to this book whether you were a fan or not. But who am I kidding, you either love her or hate her because you want to be her!

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    • Tondrea Williams
    • 08/03/2021

    How wonderful.


    Her honesty and transparency were amazing. She delivered wisdom and experience without taking herself so seriously.
    I laughed A LOT!

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    • C. Hill
    • 04/03/2021

    A Legend

    What an outstanding biography on the life of legend Diahann Carroll. You get to understand her class and talent at a young age growing up in my hometown if Harlem, New York. Her struggles and triumphs to succeed in the world of entertainment, is all explained in such awesome detail by the author. A great read.

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    • Ashley N. Martin
    • 19/02/2021

    Her Life Her words!

    Absolutely WONDERFUL! I always love a good autobiography read in the person's own voice.

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    • 27/12/2020

    Explains what I Expected

    Mdm Diahann You Are Legend! Although you had not the greatest love connection for self I assure u the pickings are friggin slimmmmmm these days. I thank you for your story, ownership, and candor! Your story aligns with your demeanor and upbringing make all the sense in the world

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    • 19/08/2016

    Mixed up mess

    What disappointed you about Legs Are the Last to Go?

    In the beginning of her book she talks about how she fell down some stairs. What she forgot to say was that she must have been carrying the final draft of this book with her to take to the printers office, and in fall, the chapters were disarrayed and never put back in order. That is the only reason I can see why this book is just a mass of stories that don't always have a start or sometimes a finish.

    It has no flow. It is just a bunch of stories that have no structure. She jumps from one story and subject to another, sometimes in the middle of a story, so you forget what the point of her story was or who she was talking about. One minute she is talking about the death of someone and then she is talking about a dinner she had with them. You sit there and think "I thought they died three chapters back?" She also seems to really think she is the greatest talent out there. No humility in her at all.

    She also never really concludes a story she is telling. For instance She talks about her run-in with Andrew Lloyd Webber and how she walked out of her audition for Sunset Blvd. She felt he was a racist. Later she talks about playing the part but you never find out how she got the part in Sunset Blvd if she walked out on him after telling him off. Things like that make this book a mess.

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something better!

    What about Diahann Carroll’s performance did you like?

    Love her voice, she sounds like a very classy woman and I am sure she is. Her voice is like butter. I say that is a good way.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Some of the stories are funny but that is about it.

    Any additional comments?

    I was sad when she stood up for her co-star in the TV show Gray's Anatomy after he called another actor a homophobic slur. She said she felt the actor should have just gotten over it. And that no one should have been fired from the show. Yet earlier in her book, she talks about how she had a band leader fired for calling her the "N" word. You cannot have it both ways Ms. Carroll.

    Furthermore, she got her info wrong. The homophobic actor never apologized for saying the word Fa**t! In fact, he said the word again on an award show where he denied ever calling his costar on the show a F*g. That was the real reason he was fired.

    She talks about how everyone needs to loosen up about words and name calling, yet further in her book she again is outraged someone uses the "N" word to her. Both words are disgusting and it's sad she seems to feel it is OK for one word used to put someone down but not the other.

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