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Lorraine Hansberry

1930 - 1965

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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was an American playwright and writer. She was the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best-known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of black Americans in Chicago living under racial segregation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lorraine Hansberry has received more than 2,154,895 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lorraine Hansberry is the 5,707th most popular writer (down from 4,677th in 2019), the 10,355th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,180th in 2019) and the 781st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Lorraine Hansberry ranks 5,707 out of 5,755Before her are Sheila Jeffreys, Andrzej Stasiuk, David Diop, Sándor Csoóri, Penelope Lively, and Crane Wilbur. After her are Edith Hamilton, James Truslow Adams, John Scalzi, Dorothy Richardson, Didier Van Cauwelaert, and Vigdis Hjorth.

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Among people born in 1930, Lorraine Hansberry ranks 512Before her are Rolf Harris, Suzanne Morrow Francis, Yuri Krylov, Patricia Jones, Sándor Csoóri, and Joan Sims. After her are Mike Gravel, Maureen Forrester, Tommy Kono, Wendy Beckett, Marie Senghor Basse, and Frank Perry. Among people deceased in 1965, Lorraine Hansberry ranks 202Before her are Luigi Maiocco, Herbert Morrison, Alfred Lane, Robert Sjursen, Ray Collins, and Heinrich Schomburgk. After her are Geeta Bali, Bessie Barriscale, Herb Drury, Irving Bacon, Zachary Scott, and Randall Jarrell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lorraine Hansberry ranks 10,355 out of 18,182Before her are Angela Jones (1968), Ralph Sampson (1960), Adam Jones (1965), Michael Aschbacher (1944), Paul Buchheit (1977), and Theo Rossi (1975). After her are Bayard Rustin (1912), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), James Truslow Adams (1878), Willa Holland (1991), Julia Jones (1981), and Marcia Neugebauer (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lorraine Hansberry ranks 781Before her are Tim Kring (1957), Richelle Mead (1976), Carol Shields (1935), Tracy Hickman (1955), Michael McClure (1932), and Crane Wilbur (1886). After her are James Truslow Adams (1878), John Scalzi (1969), Charles Eastman (1858), Nicole Krauss (1974), Charles Olson (1910), and Joan D. Vinge (1948).