Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lorraine Hansberry and Robert Nemiroff

Lorraine Hansberry, a playwright and author, married Robert Nemiroff, a Broadway producer, in 1953. Lorraine is best known for her play A Raisin in the Sun. The two divorced in 1962, Lorraine passed away in 1965 from cancer, and Robert devoted much of his life to making her works known. Robert also passed away from cancer in 1991.

Lorraine's Wiki
Robert's Obituary


adiva said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. FYI Robert married writer Jewel Handy Gresham who was also Black and they were co-administrators of Lorraine's estate.

PurpleNepenthe said...

Did not know that, thanks for the info, adiva :)

Anonymous said...

Why did they divorce?