I just got around to reading the obit for Nichelle Nichols in The Times and was struck by this:
"In an interview with the Archive of American Television, she recalled performing at the Playboy Club in New York City while serving as an understudy for Ms. Carroll in the Broadway musical "No Strings" (though she never went on)."
Does anyone know if there's any truth to this? The Broadway Database--flawed I know--lists several people as understudies/replacements for Carroll. There is no citing of Nichols--ever being on Broadway in anything.
Also, on the subject of Carroll and "No Strings," I also read the Times review of the Mary Rodgers memoirs. I have NOT read the book. The reviewer comes away with the impression that Carroll was probably one of the countless women Richard Rodgers had affairs with.
IS this what Mary Rodgers says as either fact or her belief? I'd always read--while Diahann Carroll was alive--that Carroll very artfully managed to keep him at arm's length. She had no doubt he WANTED her but she dodged him.