Daniel L. Haynes

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Daniel L. Haynes
Haynes in a stage presentation of Androcles and the Lion, Lafayette Theatre, NYC, 1938
Daniel Leo Haynes

1889 (1889)
DiedJuly 28, 1954 (aged 64–65)
Occupationactor; minister of the gospel
Spouse(s)Rosa Belle Sims

Daniel L. Haynes (1889; July 28, 1954) was an American stage and film actor and clergyman. He is best known for starring as Zeke in the early all-black King Vidor directed film Halleljuah.[1][2] In 1910, he married Rosa Belle Sims in Chicago. In his last years, he left show business and became a full-time Baptist minister.[3] At the time of M-G-M's Hallelujah, Haynes is quoted as having said: "I cannot say what our race owes King Vidor and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer --- there are not words forceful enough for that. Hallelujah will, as Moses led his people from the wilderness, lead ours from the wilderness of misunderstanding and apathy."[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Silent Film Necrology, p.235 2nd Edition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana
  2. ^ Who Was Who on Screen, p. 207 2nd Edition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt
  3. ^ ^The Kingston Daily Freeman, July 29, 1954, p. 1, "Preacher, Stage Star, Succumbs of Heart Ailment - Daniel L. Haynes,"
  4. ^ "Sense and Sensuality in Representations of Race", p. 312, in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas, Henry Goldschmidt and Elizabeth McAlister, eds., Oxford University Press, 2004

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Preacher, "Stage Star, Succumbs of Heart Ailment - Daniel L. Haynes," p. , The Kingston Daily Freeman, July 29, 1954