Individual Author Record
Name: Lorraine HansberryPen Name: LHN Genre: Audience: Adult; Born: May 5, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois Died: January 12, 1965 in New York City, New York
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Illinois ConnectionHansberry was born in and grew up in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationLorraine Hansberry was an American playwright and author. She grew up in Chicago, where her father, a real estate broker, fought a long legal battle against codes that enforced racial segregation in her all-white neighborhood. The case went to the Supreme Court. This experience inspired her most famous work, ''A Raisin in the Sun'', a study of a black family in Chicago and was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. It won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the 1961 film version won a special award at the Cannes Film Festival. Before her untimely death from cancer, she also wrote, ''The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window''.Her ex-husband, Robert Nemiroff, assembled a posthumous collection of Hansberry's letters and diary entries titled, ''To Be Young Gifted and Black''.
- A Raisin in the Sun, Columbia, 1960
- The Sign in Signey Brustein's Window, 1964
- To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words, Prentice-Hall, 1969 - posted posthumously.
Selected Titles At Your Library
A raisin in the sun /
ISBN: 0679755330. OCLC Number: Vintage Books,. New York :. 1994. When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."
Lorraine Hansberry's The sign in Sidney Brustein's window :
ISBN: 0573615411. OCLC Number: S. French,. New York :. ©1986.
To be young, gifted, and Black :
ISBN: 0679764151. OCLC Number: Vintage Books,. New York :. 1995. A selection of prose, dramatic writings, and drawings done by African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, which, combined with other fiction and non-fiction commentary, provide insight into her life, thoughts, feelings, and career.