Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers


Virgina Capers, the actress who won a Tony Award in 1974 for her portrayal of a tough but loving family matriarch in the Broadway musical Raisin, died on May 6, 2004, in Los Angeles, the New York Times reported. She was 78. News of her death came just weeks after the opening of a new Broadway revival of Lorainne Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun—the source material for the Judd Woldin-Robert Brittan musical.

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  • Born: Sep 22, 1925 in Sumter, SC, USA
  • Death: May 9, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roles (5)

Raisin Playbill - Nov 1973 Raisin (1973)
Opened Oct 18, 1973
  • as Lena Younger (Original)
Saratoga Playbill - Dec 1959 Saratoga (1959)
Opened Dec 7, 1959
  • as The Charwoman (Original)
  • as Ensemble (Original)
  • as Kakou (Understudy - Original)
Jamaica Playbill - March 1958 Jamaica (1957)
Opened Oct 31, 1957
  • as Grandma Obeah (Understudy - Original)


Tony Award
1974 Best Actress in a Musical Raisin Winner

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