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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 Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), Come Back Charleston Blue (1972) and A Rage in Harlem (1991). 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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(1991)
Cosmic Slop Writer
(1994)

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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 (based on a novel by)
 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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