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Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965)

Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. She was a writer, known for A Raisin in the Sun (1961), A Raisin in the Sun (2008) and To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (1972). She was married to Robert Nemiroff. She died on January 12, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Raisin in the Sun (1989) ... (play)
 1974 Die Mission (TV Movie) (original idea)
 1972 To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (TV Movie) (writings)
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun (play) / (screenplay)
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 1999 I'll Make Me a World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 1978 Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (Documentary)
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Her play, "A Raisin in the Sun," was performed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Juanita Moore, Earle Hyman, Kim Hamilton, Olga James, Scott Cunningham, and Meredith Edwards in the cast. Lloyd Richards was director. See more »

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Never be afraid to sit a while and think. See more »

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Her play, "A Raisin in the Sun", was the first successful Broadway play ever written by a black female playwright. See more »

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