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Sands, Diana (1934–1973)

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Title: Sands, Diana (1934–1973)

SANDS, DIANA (1934–1973). Actress. This New York City-born actress graduated from Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and made her stage debut in George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara . She continued to work on stage in productions like Land Beyond the River, A Raisin in the Sun, Blues for Mr. Charlie , and Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright . She was cast opposite Alan Alda in The Owl and the Pussycat , the first Broadway production with an interracial romance with no mention of color. She won an Obie Award for her role in Living Premise , the Outer Circle Critics Award for her role as Beneatha Younger in A Raisin in the Sun , and a Tony Award nomination for Blues for Mr. Charlie . Her television guest appearances include East Side/West Side, The Outer Limits, I Spy , and Medical Center . Sands reprised her stage role in the film version of A Raisin in the Sun , 1961. She also starred in The Landlord , 1970, and Willie Dynamite , 1974.

Filmography: Caribbean , 1952; Four Boys and a Gun , 1957; A Raisin in the Sun , 1961; An Affair of the Skin , 1963; Ensign Pulver , 1964; The Landlord , 1970; Doctors’ Wives , 1971; Georgia, Georgia , 1972; Willie Dynamite , 1974; Honeybaby, Honeybaby , 1974.

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