Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry
1930 - 1965
Lorraine Hansberry  American Playwright

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Lorraine Hansberry was previously married to Robert Nemiroff (1953 - 1964).

Lorraine Hansberry was in a relationship with Maya Angelou.

Lorraine Hansberry had an encounter with James Baldwin.


American Playwright Lorraine Hansberry passed away on 12th Jan 1965 New York, New York, USA aged 34. Born Lorraine Vivian Hansberry on 19th May, 1930 (Taurus) in Chicago, Illinois, USA and educated at Englewood Elementary, IL, Lorraine Hansberry is most remembered for She wrote "A Raisin In The Sun. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Lorraine Hansberry is a member of the following lists: Deaths from pancreatic cancer, People from Chicago, Illinois and Cancer deaths in New York.


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First Name Lorraine
Middle Name Vivian
Last Name Hansberry
Full Name at Birth Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
Alternative Name Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, Lorraine Hansberry
Age 34 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th May, 1930
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 12th January, 1965
Place of Death New York, New York, USA
Cause of Death Pancreatic cancer
Buried Bethel Cemetery, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Lesbian
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Betsy Ross Elementary, IL, Englewood Elementary, IL
University University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, Roosevelt University, New School for Social Research, W.E.B. DuBois at the Jefferson School for Social Sciences, NY
Occupation Text Playwright
Occupation Playwright
Claim to Fame She wrote "A Raisin In The Sun
Official Websites www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/lorraine_hansberry, www.allmovie.com/artist/lorraine-hansberry-p179362

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was a playwright and writer. She was the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in Chicago. The title of the play was taken from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" At the age of 29, she won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award — making her the first African-American dramatist, the fifth woman, and the youngest playwright to do so. Hansberry's family had struggled against segregation, challenging a restrictive covenant and eventually provoking the 1940 Supreme Court case Hansberry v. Lee.

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Lorraine Hansberry34 TaurusPlaywright
Robert Nemiroff61 ScorpioWriter
James Baldwin63 LeoWriter
Maya Angelou86 AriesPoet


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nobodyNov 14, 2008

i think that the high school not elementary school

LeonardJun 4, 2008

Englewood is a high school not elementary school. Also James Baldwin was a self confessed very gay male. I doubt if he evrdat3ed any woman.

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