When you stop to consider that 84 is not that old by today's standards, it really hits you that 35 is a very young age to die. Only 35 years on the planet, and she gave us A Raisin in the Sun, directed theater, and eked out a string of new work that was eventually produced for stage as To Be Young, Gifted and Black. But it's not the time you put in, it's what you do with the time. The clips below show rave reviews for the current Broadway revival of Raisin, featuring the invincible Denzel Washington, as well as interviews with the playwright, and clips of the play featuring Sean Jean and the legendary Sidney Poitier in the original film version.
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