Old Head Memoirs

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Blast From the Past, News

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Diahann Carroll has a memoir:

In her new memoir, “The Legs Are the Last to Go,” Diahann Carroll – the Bronx-born beauty who made history as TV’s first black sitcom star in “Julia” – portrays Poitier as a heel who convinced her and first hubby Monte Kay to divorce after confronting Kay, saying he loved Carroll and was splitting from his wife to be with her. She writes: “Sidney called me at my hotel . . . ‘You bitch, whore, tramp,’ he yelled. ‘I know he just left your bed. I won’t have you running around with other men. You belong to me!’ “

Things got worse when, she says, Poitier told her he’d finally called it quits with his wife, Juanita Hardy, bought her a ring, and had her decorate a 10-room Riverside Drive apartment he’d bought. “I was only home a few days when he called to say his wife was having second thoughts. Our wedding plans would have to be postponed,” Carroll writes. “When the apartment was ready and I was about to move my daughter in with me, Sidney told me he didn’t want her there . . . He changed the locks so I couldn’t get in. Then he made me write him a check to offset his purchase and decorating costs. I did as I was told, submissive and desperate.”

SMH…even the old heads ain’t sh*t.


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  • Control Freak

    Am I first!. Wow, Sidney is an old-school 1950’s dog. Well he got the white woman that he wanted and he aint never left her. I will look at thim a little sideways from now on. Good actor though

  • misanalytical

    1st for the first time–I just wanted to be able to say that for some silly reason.

  • Rozza♥

    Wow – that is truly some old mean shyt right there! I wonder if that is the reason why she started seeing white men and even married Vic Damone?

  • misanalytical

    Oh–well…That’s a sad recollection. What prompted the tell-all now?


    Dang that is rough…

  • Ms. Toson

    Wow…two of the most well known, blacks who didn’t want to be with one of their own…speaks

  • shavon denise

    Diahann Carroll is a legend. Sidney Poitier is also a legend. I believe people arent perfect at all and everyone has their demonds. In that time frame men were the kings and women had to be submissive so..if Ms. Carroll is telling the truth, which I dont see why she would lie, them it is what it is. Hopefully Mr. Poitier has changed. Sidebar: Ms. Carroll in The Five Heartbeats, particularly at the funeral of her husband when Big Red tried to push up on her= CLASSIC!!!

  • Corree

    For some reason this doesn’t shock me. Sometimes people have the perception that old school men never behaved the way men do now, and that’s not always the case.

  • http://tsagrednerp.blogspot.com tsagrednerp

    Oh Sidney! There always did seem to be something a little off about him. I know I’m decades too young to even understand what they were going through back then so who knows what the real stories are.

  • Gymo

    That’s one side of the story, only a fool would believe a story before hearing both sides.

    When I have a book to sell I will say anything, do anything to make people buy it.

  • jammy

    I too have had my misgiving about Sidney Poitier I just could not put a finger on it. As a black woman I have always felt rejected when supposedly strong black men who have made it in any area have chosen a white woman as their mate. I felt that was my misgiving about him and moved on, now I know it must have been my sixth sense telling me he is no better than some of the young celebs today who disrespect not only the sisters they reject but show no respect for the women who they claim as their #1 since they do all the ish Sydney did to Diahann Carroll. Thank you for sharing Ms. Carroll.

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    She makes women look bad.


  • tara

    yeah she is so beautiful and sexual , i have seen some more hot and sexual pics on ”””’bigbisexual.com ”””that’s so great!

  • shy007

    Damn in regards to the story.

    RE: But on the flip side I would like to say even though I respect your opinion Hot Sauce you sound very ignit right about now. U must be one of dem dudes.

  • this is some bull

    I am tired of all these memoirs…some stuff need to be left in the closet. I Love Dianne Carrolll but she could have taken that to her grave.

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