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1961. A Raisin in the Sun: based on Lorraine Hansberry play of same name. The first successful play on Broadway written by a black female playwright. Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil were nominated for Tony Awards for their performances in the Broadway production. Most of the movie cast for the movie also appeared in the Broadway production of the movie as well. Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands & Ivan Dixon. Louis Gossett Jr.'s film debut in movie. ~Repinned via Observer X

Sidney Poitier in “A Raisin In The Sun”, by Gordon Parks, 1959.

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I used to love these old Doris Day movies. By today's standards they're a bit "hokey" I guess, but I'd watch them again anyway ..... she was the "every woman," so natural and likeable ... like a lifelong friend.

‘Lorraine Hansberry’s drama, A Raisin in the Sun, opened at the Barrymore Theater in New York on this date March 11, 1959. This was the first play written by a Black woman to be performed on Broadway.’

Sidney Poitier with his first wife, Juanita Hardy, and playwright Lorraine Hansberry at the opening of "A Raisin in the Sun" in New York City in 1959. Photo: Moneta Sleet for Ebony magazine via Art.com.

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"A Raisin In The Sun". Phenomenal. Anything that Mr. Poitier was in, was great. A real class-act.

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