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James Baldwin (I) (1924–1987)

James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Where the Heart Is (1998), The Statue of Liberty (1985) and The 50 Year Argument (2014). He died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France. See full bio »

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 1998 Where the Heart Is (novel "If Beale Street Could Talk")
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... (novel)
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 2000 Bamboozled (quotation "No Name in the Street" used by kind permission of)
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 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary)
Himself
 1985 The Statue of Liberty (Documentary)
Himself
 1973 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 5 September 1973 (1973) ... Himself
 1971 Aquarius (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 20 March 1971 (1971) ... Himself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.121 (1970) ... Himself
 1968 Baldwin's Nigger (Documentary)
Himself
 1965 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Writer
- Malcolm X (1965) ... Himself - Writer
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 2014 The Sixties (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author
- A Long March to Freedom (2014) ... Himself - Author
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2003 Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man (Documentary)
Himself
 2003 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- James Baldwin: Witness (2003) ... Himself
 2000 New York in the 50's (Documentary)
Himself
 1989-2000 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000) ... Himself
 1997 The Speeches of Malcolm X (Video documentary)
Himself - Marches to Montgomery with Baez
 1994 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author
- Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994) ... Himself - Author (uncredited)

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Other Works:

His play, "Giovanni's Room," was performed at the Drill Hall Theatre in London, England with Bette Bourne, Ed Vassallo, and Peter Gaitens in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 59-61. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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