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Great Performances: To Be Young, Gifted, and Black

A theatrical adaptation of the eloquent young black playwright, Lorraine Hansberry; whose first play, "A Raisin in the Sun," brought her international acclaim; and whose short life, ending in her death at 34 in 1965, was filled with a rebellious quest for freedom. Based on her diaries, letters, and portions of her plays; woven together by her husband, Robert Nemiroff.

Originally aired 12/09/1972 as part of "Playhouse New York"


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Wednesday May 01st, 1974


Alternate Airdates:

USA Dec 09, 1972

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Executive ProducerJac Venza
ProducerRobert M. Fresco (2)
 
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