A Raisin in the Sun 59 years old

The prize-winning drama that warms the screen with its people and its passions...

A Raisin in the Sun

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

Credits

John Fiedler
John Fiedler

Mark Lindner

Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee

Ruth Younger

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

Walter Lee Younger

Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.

George Murchison

Claudia McNeil
Claudia McNeil

Lena Younger

All Cast

Name Character
John Fiedler He was 36, 80 years old when he died as Mark Lindner
Ruby Dee She was 38, 91 years old when she died as Ruth Younger
Sidney Poitier He was 34, now 94 years old as Walter Lee Younger
Louis Gossett, Jr. He was 25, now 84 years old as George Murchison
David Susskind He was 40, 66 years old when he died as On-screen Trailer Narrator (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen He was 53, 82 years old when he died as Bobo
Ivan Dixon He was 30, 76 years old when he died as Asagai
Stephen Perry He was 6, 55 years old when he died as Travis Younger
Roy Glenn He was 46, 56 years old when he died as Willie Harris
George DeNormand He was 57, 73 years old when he died as Employer (uncredited)
Claudia McNeil She was 43, 76 years old when she died as Lena Younger
Diana Sands She was 26, 39 years old when she died as Beneatha Younger
Bob Sweeney He was 42, 73 years old when he died as Insurance Company Agent (uncredited)

Crew

Name Department
George Cooper as Sound. He was 68 (122) years old when He died Sound
Charles Lawton, Jr. as Director of Photography. He was 57 (61) years old when He died Camera
Carl Anderson as Art Direction. He was 16 (44) years old when He died Art
Helen Hunt as Hairstylist. She was 2 (now 57) years old Costume & Make-Up
Louis Diage as Set Decoration. He was 55 (74) years old when He died Art
Laurence Rosenthal as Original Music Composer. He was 34 (now 94) years old Sound
William A. Lyon as Editor. He was 58 (71) years old when He died Editing
Arthur Morton as Orchestrator. He was 52 (91) years old when He died Sound
Lorraine Hansberry as Screenplay. She was 31 (34) years old when She died Writing
Lorraine Hansberry as Theatre Play. She was 31 (34) years old when She died Writing
Daniel Petrie as Director. He was 40 (83) years old when He died Directing
Paul Weatherwax as Editor. He was 61 (60) years old when He died Editing
Charles J. Rice as Sound. Sound
Sam Nelson as Assistant Director. He was 65 (66) years old when He died Directing
Ronald H. Gilbert as Producer. Production
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A Raisin in the Sun (59 years)

The prize-winning drama that warms the screen with its people and its passions...

  • Release day: Sunday, May 28, 1961
  • Runtime: 128 minutes
  • Budget: 1500000.00