Characters - Alphabetical
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DaleBakerThe president of the Black Star Travel.
PatBakerOwner of the Miracle Garage.
CountBasieAmerican jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer.
CorkyBellA security at the big poker game.
DootsieBellPepper's acquaintance.
EdBenchVan Wyck's lawyer.
Dr.BlairElizabeth's physician.
ChetBlakelyFreddie's acquaintance.
NapoleonBonafarteFrench military leader.
ErnestBorgnineCarney's acquaintance.
HazelBrownRuby's mother.
RubyBrownOne of Carney's acquaintances.
Thomas AndrewBruceA tenant at apartment 288 Convent. aka: Cheap Brucie.
FrancisBurlingtonFounder of The Burlington Hall company.
JamesCagneyAmerican actor.
Dr.CampbellMr. Jones' friend.
MikeCarneyRay Carney's father.
RaymondCarneyA furniture salesman. aka: Ray.
DiahannCarrollAmerican actress.
PatrickCarsonA dentist to Harlem's elite.
George W.CarverAmerican scientist.
JerryCatenaAn underboss in the Genovese family.
LucindaColeChink's girl.
OrnetteColemanAmerican saxophonist.
DaveCortezAmerican pop and R&B organist and pianist.
ClarenceDarrowPierce's acquaintance.
Miguelde CervantesA Spanish writer.
Mr.DiazOwner of MT Liquors.
CharlesDickensEnglish writer.
HankDiggsPresident of the Diggs Pomade company.
JoeDiMaggioAmerican baseball player.
BizDixonFreddie's acquaintance.
MyrnaDukeWilfred Duke's wife.
WilfredDukeA banker.
AlexanderDumasSon of a French army officer.
FrederickDupreeRay Carney's cousin. aka: Freddie.
LarryEarlyOne of Carney's acquaintances.
BillyEckstineAmerican singer.
ThomasEdisonAmerican inventor.
DukeEllingtonAmerican composer.
JimmyEllisOne of Millie's acquaintances.
AbeEvansOwner of the Sterling Gold & Gem jewelry store.
RichieEvansAmerican motorsports racing driver.
DetectiveFitzgeraldThe detective of the 33rd Precinct.
EllaFitzgeraldAmerican jazz singer.
BenjaminFranklinOne of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
AbrahamFryeOne of the few negro judges.
LeonardGatesOne who stayed ar Room 807.
DenmarkGibsonOwner of the oldest funeral home in Harlem.
Pee WeeGibsonFreddie's acquaintance.
ThomasGilliganA police officer.
Mr.GoodallOne who occupy Room 313.
EllisGrayRan the biggest Negro-owned construction company in the city.
CabHallowayAmerican singer.
OliverHandyRuby's classmate.
W. C.HandyAmerican composer.
Mr.HaroldOne of Ruby's acquaintances.
FrankHoganThe Manhattan DA.
WilliamHoldenAmerican actor.
LamontHopkinsRans the uptown branch of Empire United Insurance.
LenaHorneAmerican dancer.
HarryHoudiniHungarian-American illutionist.
RockHudsonAmerican actor.
CalJamesPepper's girl cousin.
TimmyJamesOne of Ruby's acquaintances.
BumpyJohnsonChink's acquaintance.
LelandJonesElizabeth's father.
CharlieKellerAmerican baseball player and coach.
John F.Kennedy35th U.S. President.
SylvesterKingCorky's acquaintance.
Martin LutherKing Jr.American minister.
ClementLandfordFormer member of Dumas Club.
ArthurLevittOne of the mayor's men.
Mr.LiebmanAn economics professor.
TommyLipsPepper's acquaintance.
Mr.LloydEd Bench's partner companion.
JoeLouisAmerican professional boxer.
PatrickLynchThe building superintendent.
JeffreyMartinsOne of Carney's acquaintances.
LeeMarvinAmerican film actor.
LouellaMatherLinus's acquaintance.
VictorMatureAmerican stage actor.
ChesterMillerA night man.
StaceyMillerCarney's acquaintance.
ChinkMontagueA local mobster.
HarveyMoskowitzA jeweler.
WilliamMunsonA detective from 28th precinct.
ChiefMurphyA police Commisioner.
JamesNathanIn-charge of business loans at Carver Federal.
GabeNewmanOne of Carney's acquaintances.
AlexanderOakesElizabeth's childhood friend.
MiltonO'NeilA divorced lawyer.
PattiPageAmerican singer and recording artist.
SamuelParkerAn English churchman.
LouParksChink's longtime fence.
TerrancePierceCarney's acquaintance.
AlvinPittAn osteopath by profession.
SidneyPoitierBahamian-American actor.
JamesPowellA ninth grader who joined the mob of angry students.
Adam ClaytonPowell Jr.A former U.S. representative.
DebbieReynoldsAmerican actress.
RobReynoldsThe manager of the hotel.
JackieRobinsonAmerican baseball player.
John D.RockefellerAmerican business magnate.
Fernando G.RuizA Venezuelan national and distributor of handcrafted crockery.
Franklin DShephardAn uptown lawyer.
Mr.ShermanCarney's neighbor.
 SimonovA professor.
FrankSinatraAmerican singer and actor.
Mr.SmithA businessman.
LancelotSt. JohnWorked at the hotel bar.
SaulSteinSelf-proclaimed Gem King of Broadway.
DickThompsonThe President and CEO of High Performing Systems Inc.
GeneralTipA legend in championship jism circles.
CarlVan VechtenAmerican writer.
AmbroseVan WyckLinus' father.
RobertVan WyckThe first mayor of the New York City.
Robert F.WagnerFormer mayor of New York City.
DinahWashingtonAmerican singer.
FrediWashingtonAmerican film actress.
WaltWhitmanAmerican poet, essayist and journalist.
JaneWilliamsMr. William's wife
Mr.WilliamsA math teacher.
RichardWrightAmerican author.
MalcolmXAfrican-American minister.
Van DerZeeA chronicler.
Alfred Pepper's grandfather.
Alice Biz Dixon's mother.
Alma Elizabeth's mother.
Anna-Louise A switchboard operator.
Ari Moskowitz's nephew.
Aronowitz Carney's partner in the sale and distribution of stolen products.
Arthur One of Freddie's acquaintances.
Banjo An elderly hustler.
Beatrice Rusty's fiance.
Bert New owner of the building.
Betty Carney's friend.
Bill A cook.
Birdy Lester's girlfriend.
Buck Munson's partner.
Buford Pepper's acquaintance.
Buxbaum One of Carney's men.
Candace Duke's secretary.
Chan Owner of a Jolly Chan's restaurant.
Chet the Vet One of Chink's acquaintances.
Delroy One of Chink's men.
Devon Higgin's cousin.
Elizabeth Ray Carney's wife.
Fletcher An white accountant from Connecticut.
Garrett Detective Fitzgerald's partner.
Gibbs Hotel's night manager.
Gladys Mike Carney's live-in-partner.
Gretchen Van Wyck's old housekeeper.
Hazel Laura's aunt.
Higgins One of Carney's acquaintances.
Homer Greek author and epic poet.
Ink Spots A vocal group.
Isabel One of Millie's acquaintances.
Jacob A surly, pockmarked teenager from a Ludlow Street rookery.
James Linus' great-uncle
Janice Freddie's next door neighbor.
John Ray Carney's son.
Julius Lacey's son.
Lacey Carney's acquaintance.
Laura A working lady.
Lester Carney's acquaintance.
Linus Freddie's friend.
Little Richard American musician.
Louie the Turtle Chink's acquaintance.
Lulu Anna-Louise's friend.
Marco Dixon's employee.
Marie Carney's secretary.
May Carney's daughter.
Miami Joe Freddie's acquaintance.
Millie Freddie's mother.
Nancy Carney's mother.
Pedro Freddie's father.
Pepper One of Freddie's acquaintances.
Pete Miami Joe's cousin.
Prince Alfonso Prince of Portugal.
Rodney Marie's husband.
Roper Pepper's partner.
Rusty Carney's assistant.
Sandra A waitress.
Tracy Marie's daughter.
Verna Pierce's wife.
Yea Big One of Chink's men.
Zippo A photographer.