Diana Sands (1934–1973)


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Diana Sands was born on August 22, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Diana Patricia Sands. She was an actress, known for The Landlord (1970), East Side/West Side (1963) and A Raisin in the Sun (1961). She was married to Lucien Happersberger. She died on September 21, 1973 in New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Landlord Fanny
(1970)
East Side/West Side Jane Foster / Ruth Goodwin
(1963-1964)
A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Younger
(1961)
Doctors' Wives Helen Straughn
(1971)

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 1974 Honeybaby, Honeybaby
Laura Lewis
 1974 Willie Dynamite
Cora
 1973 Two's Company (TV Movie)
 1972 The Living End (TV Movie)
Nancy Newman
 1972 Georgia, Georgia
Georgia Martin
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Marylou Neeley
- The Nowhere Child (1971) ... Dr. Marylou Neeley
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Helen Straughn
 1970-1971 Julia (TV Series)
Cousin Sara / Cousin Sara Porter
- Courting Time (1971) ... Cousin Sara Porter
- Cousin of the Bride (1971) ... Cousin Sara
- Sara's Second Part (1970) ... Cousin Sara
- The Divine Devine (1970) ... Cousin Sara
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Mrs. May Bishop
- Will Freddy's Real Father Please Stand Up? (1970) ... Mrs. May Bishop
 1970 The Landlord
Fanny
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Wife
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Davala Unawa
- Dossier on a Diplomat (1967) ... Davala Unawa
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Dr. Rachel Albert
- Turkish Delight (1966) ... Dr. Rachel Albert
 1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Irene Rush
- These Hands That Heal (1966) ... Irene Rush
- Adrift in a Sea of Confusion (1966) ... Irene Rush
- Gratitude Won't Pay the Bills (1966) ... Irene Rush
- A Cry from the Street (1966) ... Irene Rush
 1962-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Ollie Sutton / Andrea Jager
- The Family Resemblance (1964) ... Ollie Sutton
- The Imperfect Prodigy (1964) ... Ollie Sutton
- Nurse Is a Feminine Noun (1964) ... Ollie Sutton
- Night Shift (1962) ... Andrea Jager
 1964 Ensign Pulver
Mila
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Sara Harris
 1963-1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Jane Foster / Ruth Goodwin
- It's War, Man (1964) ... Jane Foster
- Who Do You Kill? (1963) ... Ruth Goodwin
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Julia Harrison
- The Mice (1964) ... Dr. Julia Harrison
 1963 Quest (TV Series) ('The Living Premise')
- A New Year's Revue (1963) ... ('The Living Premise')
 1963 An Affair of the Skin
Janice
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun
Beneatha Younger
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
Club Hostess (uncredited)
 1957 Carib Gold
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Homeless Black Woman (uncredited)
 1957 Four Boys and a Gun (uncredited)
 1952 Caribbean
Native Woman (uncredited)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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I refuse to be stereotyped. Look at me. Never mind my color. Please look at me!

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When white actress Kim Stanley became unavailable to play the leading role of Doris in the 1964 Broadway romantic comedy "The Owl and the Pussycat," it was offered to Sands , who went on to play the role opposite Alan Alda. Not one line was changed to accommodate her race, and the casting generated relatively little controversy. See more »

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