Daniel L. Haynes 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. On November 28, 1910, he married Rosa Belle Sims in Chicago. In his last years, he became a full-time Baptist minister. 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." John Smith Hallelujah The Last Mile Mary Burns, Fugitive So Red the Rose Escape from Devil's Island Fury Rang Tang Daniel L. Haynes on IMDb Daniel L. Haynes at the Internet Broadway Database Daniel L. Haynes at AllMovie Daniel L. Haynes at KinoTV
James Harding was a British writer on music and theatre with a particular interest in 19th- and early 20th-century French subjects and popular British music. James Harding was born in Bath, but the family moved to Trowbridge, he went on to study French at Bristol University spending time at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. He undertook national service in the RAF, but through an accidental hand grenade detonation lost hearing in his left ear. After the war, he worked as a copywriter with Clarks in Somerset moved to advertising agencies in London, he wrote a column for the News of the World with the pseudonym "Jane Dunbar". He had a son and a daughter. In 1969 Harding changed his career and became a Lecturer in French at Woolwich Polytechnic, where he taught for 25 years, he obtained a doctorate from Birkbeck College in 1973 with his thesis on the French diarist Paul Léautaud, published in 1975 wrote a book, Lost Illusions: Paul Léautaud and his World. As a holiday activity he began writing, with his first book in 1965 on Saint-Saëns and His Circle following this in 1968 with Sacha Guitry, The Last Boulevardier and studies of Massenet, Gounod, Offenbach, Maurice Chevalier and Jacques Tati, provided notes for French music records.
British subjects treated by him included George Robey. Late in life Harding became interested in Malaysia, he was a radio broadcaster. Journals for which he wrote included The Listener and Musicians, Records and Recordings and Connaissances des Hommes. Official website accessed 11 January 2014