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James Baldwin

Novelist and Playwright James Baldwin

Full Name: James Arthur Baldwin
Profession: Novelist and Playwright

United States of America

Biography: Go Tell It on the Mountain, The Fire Next Time

Born: August 2, 1924
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Died: November 30, 1987 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Esophageal cancer

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Historical Events

  • 1964-04-23 James Baldwin's play "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC
  • 1965-04-15 James Baldwin's play "The Amen Corner" premieres in NYC