Lorraine Hansberry Playwright

Lorraine Hansberry
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
May 19, 1930
Death Date:
January 12, 1965 (age 34)
Birth Sign:

She was born on May 19, 1930 (died on January 12, 1965, she was 34 years old) 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. read more

Her Parents

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Carl Augustus Hansberry
Carl Augustus Hansberry

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

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

What was Lorraine's zodiac sign?

Lorraine Hansberry zodiac sign was taurus.


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

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Her real name:
Birth name of Lorraine Hansberry is Lorraine Vivian Hansberry