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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Claudia McNeil as "Lena Younger"

This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they'll soon receive. Opinions on what to do with the money vary. Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (Claudia McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in -- two differing views of the American Dream.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)NominatedForeign Actress
Golden Globe (1961)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
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