The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way

November 1, 2020
The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way

It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a womanover forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll—whosewinning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers—isanything but conventional.Here she shares her life story with an admirable candidness ofsomeone who has seen and done it all. With wisdom that only aginggracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriagesas well as the other significant relationships in her life,including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics inHollywood and on Broadway; and the personal cost, particularly toher family, of being a pioneer. Carroll's storied history, bluntviews, and notorious wit will be sure to entertain and inform.