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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 Bulworth (1998), Dutchman (1966) and A Fable (1971). 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

Bulworth Rastaman
(1998)
Dutchman Writer
(1966)
A Fable Writer
(1971)

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 2007 Something in the Way of Things (Short) (poem)
 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)
 1966 Dutchman (play - as LeRoi Jones) / (screenplay - as LeRoi Jones)
 1966 Uhatut (TV Movie) (play "Dutchman" - as LeRoi Jones)
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(1966 to 1967 season) His play, "The Dutchman," and John Hawkes' play, "The Questions" were performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Richard Kneeland and Pamela Payton-Wright in the cast. Adrian Hall was director. Lynn Pecktal was set designer. John Lehrmeyer was costume designer. ... 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 Ras Baraka. See more »

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Libra

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