Diana Sands

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Birthday
22, 1934
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 21, 1973 (39)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1934
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 21, 1973 (39)

About

African-American actress and Actors Studio member who appeared in the theatrical and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun.

Before Fame

She performed in the Actors Studio's lauded production of Blues for Mr. Charlie. She also appeared in several episodes of such television shows as The Fugitive, I Spy, and Outer Limits.

Trivia

She was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the 1964 Broadway production of The Owl and the Pussycat.

Family Life

She was briefly married to Swiss artist Lucien Happersberger.

Associated With

She was cast as James Earl Jones's co-star in the 1974 film Claudine. Sadly, she died of cancer at age thirty-nine, and the role went to actress Diahann Carroll (her good friend) instead.

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