Lorraine Hansberry downing a pint of ice cream in her hospital bed in 1963. At the time of her death, Hansberry had been working on The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, which opened on October 15, 1964 at the Longacre theater. The show then moved to Henry Miller’s Theatre on December 22 and closed—after 101 performances and an audience totaling over 80,000 on the day Hansberry died: January 12, 1965.
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