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Chester Himes (1909–1984)

Chester Himes was born on July 29, 1909 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Bomar Himes. He was a writer, known for A Rage in Harlem (1991), Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) and Cosmic Slop (1994). He was married to Lesley Packard and Jean Johnson. He died on November 12, 1984 in Moravia, Costa Blanca, Spain. See full bio »

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 2006 Three and a Half Thoughts (Short) (short story)
 1994 Cosmic Slop (TV Movie) (story "Tang")
 1991 A Rage in Harlem (novel "A Rage in Harlem")
 1972 Come Back, Charleston Blue (novel "The Heat's On")
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem (based upon the novel by)
 1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (novel - uncredited)
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 1972 Chester Himes, Reflections (TV Movie documentary)
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Novel: "The Heat's On" (filmed as Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972) See more »
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The Harlem of my books was never meant to be real; I never called it real; I just wanted to take it away from the white man if only in my books.

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 386-387. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

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