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Amiri Baraka (1934–2014)

Amiri Baraka was born on October 7, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Everett Leroy Jones. He was a writer and actor, known for William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010), Dutchman (1967) and Strange Fruit (2002). He was married to Amina Baraka and Hettie Cohen. He died on January 9, 2014 in Newark. See full bio »

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Known For

Dutchman Writer
Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit Himself, poet and playwright
Death of a Prophet


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 2007 The Toilet (Short)
 1995 United States of Poetry (TV Mini-Series documentary) (poem)
 1973 Madea (Short) (as Leroy Jones)
 1971 A Fable (play - as LeRoy Jones) / (screenplay - as LeRoy Jones)
 1968 Nigger (TV Movie) (novel)
 1967 Dutchman (play - as LeRoi Jones) / (screenplay - as LeRoi Jones)
 1966 Uhatut (TV Movie) (play "Dutchman" - as LeRoi Jones)
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His play, "The Dutchman," was performed at the Chicago Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Alexander Cichon and Howard Stratton. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Imamu Amiri Baraka | Imamu Baraka | LeRoi Jones | LeRoy Jones | Leroy Jones | Amiri Baraka [LeRoi Jones]

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Father of Lisa Jones. See more »

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