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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, "Les Blancs," was performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Avril Elgar, Joanne Bern, Paul Hilton, Malcolm Tierney, Sean Arnold, Paterson Joseph, directed by Greg Hersov and Marianne Elliott. See more »

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

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In 1951, she and a delegation of women presented the governor of Mississippi with a petition with almost one million signatures in support of Willie McGee who was awaiting execution for an alleged rape. Their attempt was unsuccessful and McGee got executed. See more »

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