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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), American Playhouse (1981) and Die Mission (1974). 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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Known For

A Raisin in the Sun
(1961)
American Playhouse
(1989)
Die Mission
Die Mission Writer
(1974)

Filmography

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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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 2017 Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (Documentary)
Herself
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 1999 I'll Make Me a World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself
 1978 Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (Documentary)
Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Her play, "A Raisin in the Sun," was performed at the Candelight Forum Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Thompson, Claudia McNeil, and Delores Gaskins. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On time: Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as author of Best Play nominee "A Raisin in the Sun." See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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