Diana Sands

Diana Sands

  • Highest Rated: 94% A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • Lowest Rated: 92% The Landlord (1970)
  • Birthday: Aug 22, 1934
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • African-American actress Diana Sands built her theatrical reputation in the 1950s upon her adamant refusal to be stereotyped. Despite resistance from certain producers and directors who shall remain nameless, Diana insisted upon playing the classic stage roles (Medea, Antigone, Portia and the like) normally assigned to white actresses. Even so, for her portrayal of American black woman Beneatha Younger in Raisin in the Sun Diana won the Outer Circle Critics' Award in 1959. She successfully repeated this characterization in the 1961 film version of Raisin, then settled into a series of less prestigious film roles. She continued headlining on Broadway, appearing in such hits as 1969's The Owl and the Pussycat. Diana Sands' final films, Willie Dynamite (1973) and Honeybaby Honeybaby (1974), were released posthumously, after her sudden death from cancer at the age of 39.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Willie Dynamite Cora 1974
No Score Yet Honeybaby, Honeybaby Laura Lewis 1974
No Score Yet Honey Baby Honey Baby Actor 1974
No Score Yet Georgia, Georgia Georgia Martin 1972
No Score Yet Doctors' Wives Helen Straughn 1971
92% The Landlord Francine Marie Johnson 1970
No Score Yet Ensign Pulver Mila 1964
94% A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Younger 1961

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • 1967
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
1963-1965
  • 1964

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