Trivia: A Raisin in the Sun
- AFIS 100 Years 100 Cheers: #65
- Hey, It's That Guy!: In the 1961 film, Joseph Asagai is played by Ivan Dixon, best known to many as Kinch on Hogan's Heroes.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: If Mark Lindner from the 1961 film version sounds familiar to you, it's because he's played by John Fiedler, who was also the voice of Piglet.
- Playing Against Type: The insidious nature of racism was shown by hiring John Fiedler, otherwise known for playing timid Nice Guy characters, to play the original Lindner, which he reprised in the film. John Stamos gets this too in the 2008 film, for those who knew and loved him as Uncle Jesse
- Retroactive Recognition: Anyone who saw this play at the Apollo Theater in the early 80's might have seen a 12-year-old Tupac Shakur playing Travis.