Henry Jines

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Atlanta, Georgia
CitizenshipUnited States of America

Henry Jines was an actor in the United States. He starred in stage productions including Irvin Miller's Broadway Rastus[1] and was featured in the short 1936 film Gags and Dolls. He performed in blackface.

He was from Atlanta, Georgia. In 1913 he had reportedly been writing vaudeville sketches and lyrics for about six years.[2]

The St. Louis Argus reviewed a show he featured in with Frank Montgomery, Blondie Robinson, Frank "Chinese" Walker, and Florence McClain February 1921.[3]


  • Broadway Rastus (revue) (1917)
  • Broadway Acandals (1921)[4]
  • Swing It (1937) as Rusty[5]


  • Gags and Dolls (1936)


  1. "Broadway Rastus". July 12, 1917. p. 6 – via newspapers.com.
  2. Sampson, Henry T. (30 October 2013). Blacks in Blackface: A Sourcebook on Early Black Musical Shows. ISBN 9780810883512.
  3. Detweiler, Frederick German (1922). "The Negro Press in the United States".
  4. https://newspapers.library.in.gov/?a=d&d=IPT19211203&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------
  5. https://www.playbill.com/person/henry-jines-vault-0000045656

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