Diana Sands, Sidney Poitier, and Ruby Dee
Diana Sands, Sidney Poitier, and Ruby Dee starred in the wonderful 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie. I wanted a photo from the film for my picture of the day and thought I’d use one of my favorite pictures from any film!
Sidney Poitier’s charisma, energy, and sheer God-given talent makes him one of the greatest stars of our time. Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Claudia McNeil are just as excellent in the film – and, if we’re being completely honest, not a one of these powerful actresses gets her due.
If you’ve never seen A Raisin in the Sun or if (like me) it’s been entirely too long since you visited these remarkable characters, I hope you’ll find it on Prime Video or, better yet, add the dvd (links to the Criterion Collection dvd on Amazon… one’s already in my cart!) to your collection. I have one dvd in my Ruby Dee collection and one on the way for my Sidney Poitier collection. Yes, as a matter of fact, I take my old Hollywood collections VERY seriously… or could you tell?!!?