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Claudia McNeil

Actress / Librarian / Musician / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 08/13/1917 († 76, 11/25/1993) | Baltimore, Maryland (United States of America (USA))
Claudia McNeil (August 13, 1917 – November 25, 1993) was an American actress known for premiering the role of matriarch Lena Younger in both the stage and screen productions of A Raisin in the Sun. She later appeared in a 1981 production of the musical version of the play, Raisin presented by Equity Library Theater. She was twice nominated for a Tony Award, first for her onstage performance in A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and again for the play Tiger Tiger Burning Bright in 1962. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for the screen version of A Raisin in the Sun in 1961. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Claudia McNeil

2x Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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Movies with Claudia McNeil as Actress(10)

as Rose Daw1974 The Migrants
as Sara1972 Moon of the Wolf
as Mu' Dear1972 Black Girl
as Odessa Carter1971 Incident in San Francisco
as Lena Younger1961 A Raisin in the Sun
as Mrs. Quincy1959 The Last Angry Man

TV Shows/Series with Claudia McNeil as Actress(1)


Full Name: Claudia McNeil
Born: Monday, 08/13 1917 (August) in Baltimore, Maryland (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 11/25 1993 (November) in Lillian Booth Actors Home (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Claudia McNeil frequently works together with these people:
Ruby Dee (3x, Actress)
Lily Keber (3x, Crew)
Ken Lauber (3x, Crew)
Martin Sheen (2x, Actor)
Gerald Green (2x, Crew)
David Susskind (2x, Crew)
Aimée Toledano (2x, Crew)
Daniel Petrie (2x, Crew)
Carl Anderson (2x, Crew)
Helen Hunt (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:492796, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 06/01/2021