Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sad Story of Diana Sands; Great Actress Who Died Too Soon

I became interested in the young lady that played the younger sister in the Sidney Poitier movie "Raisin in the Sun" (see the full movie here) Diana Sands and read all about her. She seemed so talented and wondered why I never heard of her. She was one of the first black actresses to break into big time Broadway theater and did a play with Alan Alda "The Owl & the Pussycat", and then did a movie with Bow Bridges called The Landlord and a several other films. Then she was going to do a film especially written for her as Hollywood begin to recognize her talent and got a rare form of cancer and died within a couple of months at age 39. Sands fell ill with leiomyosarcoma, a rare, malignant cancer of the soft muscles, at a time when her life seemed at its most vibrant. She was engaged to director Kurt Baker at the time and, because of her illness, she’d begun rehearsals for what would’ve been sure to be her breakout film performance, the lead role in Claudine, she worked on the film 1 day and could not continue. She was really beautiful and a great actress that died before her time, really sad story: The Death of Diana Sands: http://goo.gl/0uQCi9

See this site and scroll down for links to "Landlord"on youtube: http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?t=594862

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