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A Raisin in the Sun (29-May-1961)

Director: Daniel Petrie

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry

From a play: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Music by: Laurence Rosenthal

Producers: David Susskind; Philip Rose

Keywords: Drama, Insurance Money

Following the death of Momma Younger's husband, her family receives a $10,000 insurance windfall; she intends to move them from their small apartment into a more upscale white neighborhood, and use any remaining funds to provide for the medical education of their daughter Beneatha. But her son Walter Lee would prefer investing the remaining money in a liquor business. Sharp, engaging film, superbly acted. Entered 2005 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ruby Dee
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Ivan Dixon
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John Fiedler
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Lou Gossett, Jr.
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Sidney Poitier
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Sidney Poitier   ...   Walter Lee Younger
Claudia McNeil   ...   Lena Younger
Ruby Dee   ...   Ruth
Diana Sands   ...   Beneatha
Ivan Dixon   ...   Asagai
John Fiedler   ...   Mark Lindner
Lou Gossett, Jr.   ...   George Murchison
Stephen Perry   ...   Travis
Joel Fluellen   ...   Bobo
Louis Terkel   ...   Herman
Roy Glenn   ...   Willie Harris


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