James Baldwin

James Baldwin
1924 - 1987

James Baldwin  American Writer


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James Baldwin was in a relationship with Nina Simone.

James Baldwin had encounters with Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry.

James Baldwin is rumoured to have hooked up with Maya Angelou.


American Writer James Baldwin was born James Arthur Baldwin on 2nd August, 1924 in New York City, New York USA and passed away on 30th Nov 1987 Saint-Paul de Vence, France aged 63. He is most remembered for Wright`s novel Native Son. His zodiac sign is Leo.

James Baldwin is a member of the following lists: American poets, People from Manhattan and Actors Studio alumni.


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First Name James
Middle Name Arthur
Last Name Baldwin
Full Name at Birth James Arthur Baldwin
Alternative Name James Arthur Baldwin, James Baldwin
Age 63 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd August, 1924
Birthplace New York City, New York USA
Died 30th November, 1987
Place of Death Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Buried Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer, novelist, poet, playwright, activist
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Wright`s novel Native Son
Music Genre (Text) Urban fiction, African-American literature, Gay literature
Year(s) Active 1947–85, 1947–1985

James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century. Some of Baldwin's essays are book-length, including The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976). An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema as the Academy Award–nominated documentary film I Am Not Your Negro (2016). One of his novels, If Beale Street Could Talk, was adapted into the Academy-Award-winning film of the same name in 2018, directed and produced by Barry Jenkins.

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James Baldwin63 LeoWriter
Nina Simone70 PiscesSinger
Langston Hughes65 AquariusPoet
Lorraine Hansberry34 TaurusPlaywright
Maya Angelou86 AriesPoet


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Radasha GregoryJan 4, 2009

Trying to figure out what to say to a person who represents you as a whol represents my verry soul is mind boggling but if nothing else I want you to know I am the most dark complected person Ive came accross yet imagin this day and age me being here and no Maya Angelou yeah getting clearer now first im a woman secand Im a brickhouse third my skin tone is so pretty it`s rediuulas how in the wold do I get the type of reactions I get because of my complection is sad but I deal with things wonderfuly and besides my mother and God I have you to thank I thank God for my rich beautiful creamy Black skin and for you words because I recite them in my head when entering and exiting et. and have been complamented for that verry walk stroll i like to call it yes im confident and feel good everyday thanks for my selfesteam I owe a great deal of it to you

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