Amiri Baraka (1934–2014)


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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), A Fable (1971) and Dutchman (1966). 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)
A Fable Writer
(1971)
Dutchman Writer
(1966)

Filmography

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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)
 1972 Nationtime (Documentary) (poetry by - as Imamu Amiri Baraka)
 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)
 1964 Modernes Theater auf kleinen Bühnen (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Theatre 1964, New York: The Dutchman (1964) ... (as Le Roi Jones)
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Other Works:

(March 10 to May 13, 1990) "50/60 Vision: Plays and Playwrights That Changed the Theatre. Thirteen Plays in Repertory including Edward Albee's "The Sandbox," "The Zoo Story," and "The American Dream; His play, "The Dutchman;" Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days" and "Krapp's Last Tape;" Jean Genet "The Maids;" Eugene Ionesco's "The ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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

Spouse:

Amina Baraka  (his death)  (5 children) | See more »
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Father of Ras Baraka. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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