Donald Goines

Donald Goines


Donald Goines was born on Dec 15, 1938 in USA. Donald Goines's big-screen debut came with Crime Partners directed by J. Jesses Smith in 2003.

Robert Goines, the African American writer who turned out 16 novels under his own name and his pseudonym "Al C. Clark" in his brief literary career, was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1937. He was sent to Catholic school by his family, who expected young Donald to get his education and eventually work in the family's laundry business. In 1952, Goines enlisted in the US Air Force at the age of 17, lying about his age to enlist. During his three-year stint in USAF blues, he became a heroin addict while stationed in Korea and Japan, a monkey on his back that clung to him when he rejoined civilian life in 1955. Eventually, the monkey was demanding a century-note's worth of junk a day to remain calm and not run his claws through Goines' body and soul.

  • Birthday

    Dec 15, 1938
  • Place of Birth

    Detroit, Michigan, USA

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