Lorraine Hansberry American playwright and journalist

Lorraine Hansberry


Lorraine Hansberry is a 34 years old American playwright and journalist Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 (died on January 12, 1965, she was 34 years old) in as Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. Her nickname was Hansberry Lorraine Vivian (full name).


Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was an American playwright and writer. Hansberry inspired Nina Simone’s song To Be Young Gifted and Black. She was the first black woman to write 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.
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Her real name:
Birth name of Lorraine Hansberry is Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
Is Lorraine Hansberry still alive?

No, she died on 01/12/1965, 56 years ago. She was 34 years old when she died. Cause of death: pancreatic cancer. She died in New York City


Her father Carl Augustus Hansberry and Carl Augustus Hansberry was 35 years old when Lorraine born.


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Mother: (?)
Carl Augustus Hansberry
Father: Carl Augustus Hansberry


Lorraine Hansberry Movies (3)

There are 3 movies of Lorraine Hansberry:

Her first feature film was A Raisin in the Sun (1961). She was 31 when she starred in this movie. Since 1961, she has appeared in 3 feature films. The last one is A Raisin in the Sun (2008). .

Awards (1)

Awarded Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1998 .


She graduated from The New School and University Of Wisconsin–Madison

What was Lorraine's zodiac sign?

Lorraine Hansberry zodiac sign was taurus.

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