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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 Camera Three (1955). 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

(1961)
(1989)
Camera Three Writer
(1969)
(2014)

Filmography

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 2014 A Raisin in the Sun (Short) (play)
 2008 A Raisin in the Sun (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Les Blancs (Video) (playwright)
 1989 American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Raisin in the Sun (1989) ... (play)
 1983 Love to All, Lorraine (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 Die Mission (TV Movie) (original idea)
 1972 To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (TV Movie) (writings)
 1969 Camera Three (TV Series) (writings - 1 episode)
- To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1969) ... (writings)
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun (play) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

(February 5 to March 13, 1988) Her play, "Les Blancs," was adapted by Robert Nemiroff at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Harold Scott was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Her uncle William Leo Hansberry (25 Feb 1894 - 3 Nov 1965) founded the African Studies program at Howard University. There is a lecture hall on campus named in his honor. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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