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After a battle with pancreatic cancer Lorraine Hansberry died on January 12 1965 aged 34. In 1953 Lorraine Hansberry married Robert Nemiroff a Jewish publiLorraine Hansberryr songwriter and political activist.
Her best known work the play A Raisin in the Sun was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago. Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19 1930 – January 12 1965) was an African-American playwright and writer.