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Gay Icon ProjectEdit

In my effort to merge the now-deleted list from the article Gay icon to the Gay icons category, I have added this page to the category. I engaged in this effort as a "human script", adding everyone from the list to the category, bypassing the fact-checking stage. That is what I am relying on you to do. Please check the article Gay icon and make a judgment as to whether this person or group fits the category. By distributing this task from the regular editors of one article to the regular editors of several articles, I believe that the task of fact-checking this information can be expedited. Thank you very much. Philwelch 20:16, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Also, she (Diahann Carroll) was a guest on the Judy Garland show.Edit

Also, she (Diahann Carroll) was a guest on the Judy Garland show.

NominationsEdit

i really don't see the point in highlighting all the awards she did not receive. i don't think it's very complementary at to a have page full of losses for obscure rolls few have heard of. with all due respect to the efforts of editor, i'd like to see them gone. --emerson7 | Talk 03:40, 2 March 2007 (UTC)


When Is a Favor Not Really a Favor?Edit

I have provided truthful and accurate information about Miss Caroll's personal life, going back to the 70s, and unfortunately, I was a grown man even then, and so remembered it. The four citations I have now provided are: the very tame and neutral answers.com; a very tame but pro-Diahann unofficial fan page; the unassailably neutral hollywood.com site, and finally, an article from the New York Times, not exactly the National Gossip-Tattler. All I have written is true and backed up. I did, however, remove the part about Diahann having met Freddie Glusman when she went to his store to purchase a bathing suit, because I couldn't find anything to back it up, but you bet it's true, I was in Vegas at the time and remembered it, and it was all over the papers and on TV. Still, I removed it, and everything that is left is backed up. Still, I think it will be removed because somebody thinks a black woman can't have an exciting, complicated life. And by making her story more bland, this is somehow doing her a favor. This is the impression I get, and I disagree. But whether my instincts are on or off the mark, what I have written is truthful, accurate, neutral, and cited, all firmly within the parameters of Wiki rules. When someone removes it and puts the old sanitized version back, can that person say the same regarding abiding by the rules? User talk:Professor Von Pie 02:49, 7 March 2008

Biographical article from The GuardianEdit

This interview/short biography could be used to greatly expand certain parts of the article. I'm not a fan, so I won't do it myself, but the resources are here to work from. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 19:53, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

That picture???Edit

How about going to Yahoo????? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcrasno (talkcontribs) 04:14, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

The profile picture?

Please change the profile picture I believe it would be better to show her fashionable and professional side then to show her in her younger days when she was barely known; perhaps something in color? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.62.139.192 (talk) 23:28, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

She was NEVER six feet tall!Edit

Diahann Carroll seems to be one of those celebrities who does not freely give out her height, I have not been able to find a credible source for it. But it's a shame if people are taking this article as a source, as the six foot figure given is simply incredible. Here are head-to-toe pictures of her standing next to Sidney Poitier (6'2) and Paul Newman (officially 5'10" and widely believed to be an inch or two shorter) at her prime in 1961. http://www.splendidhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DC-with-Sidney-Poiter-in-Paris-for-movie.jpg, http://c8.alamy.com/comp/BPA21F/diahann-carroll-paul-newman-paris-blues-1961-BPA21F.jpg. She is even wearing heels, though not high heels. It is clear that she is 5'10 at most, more likely 5'9, quite possibly an inch or more shorter. Perhaps she did claim 6 foot in her modeling days, which might explain her reticence on the subject since then. But it's prima facie untrue, and since no source is given for the 6 foot factoid, I would propose to delete it. (I will not, of course, replace it with my own guesses here, since that's original research at best.) If someone can come up with a reasonable citation for the 6-foot figure, it could be retained with attribution so that readers can judge the source themselves. I will wait and see if there is such a source before acting. P.S. Since this doesn't seem to be a particularly active page, I went ahead and edited out the suspect number, making no other changes. If anyone has a verified number, it can, of course, be added back in. Mandrakos (talk) 00:14, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

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DeathEdit

According to The New York Times, Diahann Carroll has passed due to complications from cancer[1][2]. She was 84. The article must be edited to reflect these changes. She must be reclassified as not a Biography of a living person.

Other changes I believe should be made are her tenses, and the fact she is said to have spoken about her cancer, in one place she is said to still be clear of cancer since 1998, which is false as she became ill recently.

Tpaclatee (talk) 16:53, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protectionEdit

I think that this article should be semi-protected in order to prevent malicious editing and vandalism, seeing how she just died, by allowing only registered users who have over 500 good edits to edit the page, or to allow changes to be made to the article only by majority consensus on this talk page. 2605:A000:121E:C85A:E538:A642:90D1:1C87 (talk) 00:23, 5 October 2019 (UTC)S0091 (talk) 00:32, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Articles are not protected proactively. If there is persistent vandalism, you can request protection at WP:RFPP. S0091 (talk) 00:32, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ https://nyti.ms/2pHpbxL
  2. ^ https://nyti.ms/2OjZCNJ
  3. Return to "Diahann Carroll" page.