Here is a classic song performed by the sublime Diahann Carroll, the well-known singer and actress.
Diahann Carroll (born Carol Diahann Johnson in 1935 in The Bronx, New York) is an Academy Award-nominated and Tony Award winning American actress and singer. She attended Manhattan's School of Performing Arts, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. Her first film assignment was a supporting role in "Carmen Jones" in 1954, playing a friend of the sultry Carmen played by Dorothy Dandridge. She then starred in the Broadway musical "House of Flowers". In 1959, she played Clara in the film version of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" along with such distinguished actors as Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr. and Pearl Bailey. In 1974 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for "Claudine". Carroll is probably best known for her title role in "Julia" in 1968. This landmark accomplishment established Carroll as the first African-American actress to star in her own television series. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role in 1969, and won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress In A Television Series” in 1968. Her first Emmy nomination came in 1963 for her work in "Naked City". Some of Carroll's other earlier television work includes appearances on shows hosted by Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan, and The Hollywood Palace variety show. In the 1980's, she starred in the series "Dynasty and The Colbys". It was for her recurring role as Marion Gilbert in "A Different World" that she received her third Emmy nomination 1989. In 2006, Carroll made a guest appearance in the television comedy/drama "Grey's Anatomy". Carroll starred in the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of the classic film "Sunset Boulevard". She played the lead role, crazed silent movie star Norma Desmond. She married last in 1987 to her fourth husband, singer Vic Damone, which lasted until 1996. Carroll is a breast cancer activist and survivor.
Out of this world
Here’s that rainy day / What the world needs now is love
Medley with Judy Garland