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The actress who broke through television’s color bar, entertainment legend Diahann Carroll tells all in her candid memoir The Legs Are the Last to Go. The first black woman to star in her own TV series—NBC’s Julia—Carroll displays all the grace, wit, style, and honesty that carried her to the top as she reveals intimate details about her career, her life, and her loves, including her marriage to Vic Damone and her torrid relationship with Sidney Poitier. The Legs Are the Last to Go is an unforgettable self-portrait and revealing Hollywood memoir at its finest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This true American treasure shares her life’s story to date with the wit, incisive discernment, and charm of a relaxed storyteller. I laughed at the stunning descriptions of countless escapades filled with fun and admired her strong work ethic and her brilliant way of relating it all. A wondrous, exceptional life in front of and away from the public’s ever curious eye.”

    Jessye Norman

  • “Bruised but feisty.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Enjoyable…Backstage dish about a long and successful career, from a celeb with a handle on her foibles as well as her successes.”

    Providence Journal-Bulletin

  • “[A] radiant autobiography, bubbling over with sincere self-insights as well as a potent underlying theme of the ‘immense cruelties’ and racial politics of showbiz…An astute analysis of her career.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Carroll has a crisp and crystal clear voice and speaks with intense passion as she reads her introspective memoir, producing a deeply affecting look at Hollywood stardom, its trapping and its effects on relationships. Carroll’s tone is serious, but she never fails to poke fun at herself for her vanity and past mistakes, which make her all the more fascinating.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “With the kind of verve and energy for which she’s well known, Caroll recounts life in the later stages of a long career…Carroll is candid about the trials and tribulations—as well as the joys and triumphs—in her public and private life…A heartfelt appreciation of life, friends, and family.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2009 Audie Award Finalist
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award
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