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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 Baldwin's Nigger (1968). 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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Stage: 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 »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[in the run-up to the 1980 Presidential election] In a couple of days, blacks may be using the vote to outwit the Final Solution.Yes. The Final Solution.No black person can afford to forget that the history of this country is genocidal from where the buffalo once roamed to where our ancestors were slaughtered - from New Orleans to New York, from Birmingham to Boston, and to the Caribbean and to ... See more »


Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series, issued 23 June 2004. See more »

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