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Age63 (age at death)
Birthday 2 August, 1924
Birthplace New York City, New York USA
Died 30 November, 1987
Place of Death Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Wright`s novel Native Son
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James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, playwright, and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century North America. 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. One of his novels, If Beale Street Could Talk, was adapted into an Academy Award-winning dramatic film in 2018.

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