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Chester Himes

Chester HimesAKA Chester Bomar Himes

Born: 19-Jul-1909
Birthplace: Jefferson City, MO
Died: 12-Nov-1984
Location of death: Moraira, Costa Blanca, Spain
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cementeri de Benissa, Alicante, Spain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lonely Crusade

Resident of France from 1953 until his death.

Father: Joseph Sandy Himes (teacher)
Mother: Estelle Bomar
Wife: Jean Johnson (m. 1937, div. 1952)
Wife: Lesley Packard (m. 1978, until his death)

    High School: East High School, Cleveland, OH
    University: Ohio State University (expelled)

    Expelled from School
    Armed Robbery 1928 (paroled in 1937)
    Stroke (multiple)
    Hernia Operation London, England (May-1974)
    Coma London, England (1974)
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

Author of books:
If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945, novel)
Lonely Crusade (1947, novel)
Cast the First Stone (1952, novel)
The Third Generation (1954, novel)
The Primitive (1955, novel)
A Rage in Harlem (1957, novel)
The Crazy Kill (1959, novel)
The Real Cool Killers (1959, novel)
The Big Gold Dream (1960, novel)
All Shot Up (1960, novel)
Pinktoes (1961, novel)
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1965, novel)
Run Man, Run (1966, novel)
The Heat's On (1966, novel)
Blind Man with a Pistol (1969, novel)
The Quality of Hurt (1972, memoir)
Black on Black (1973, short stories)
My Life As Absurdity (1976, memoir)
A Case of Rape (1980)
The Collected Stories of Chester Himes (1990, short stories)

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