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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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 2014 A Raisin in the Sun (Short) (play)
 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 Bernard, Paul Hilton, Malcolm Tierney, Sean Arnold, and Paterson Joseph in the cast. Greg Hersov and Marianne Elliott were directors. See more »

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The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. See more »

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Her father Carl A. Hansberry, Sr. (30 Apr 1895 - 7 Mar 1946), won the 1940 US Supreme Court case "Hansberry vs. Lee" which involved the enforcement of racially restrictive housing covenants. The family's experience with segregation was an inspiration for the play, A Raisin in the Sun. See more »

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