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illustrator , scriptwriter

Lawrence Othello Hight Hellens, scriptwriter, illustrator. Recipient 1st prize Chicago Park District Art Contest, 1947, Chicago Poets award Friends of Chicago Poets, Chicago Cultural Center, 1965.


Hellens, Lawrence Othello Hight was born on September 28, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank James Hellens and Barbara Ann (Johnson) Hight.


Student, Atlanta University, 1943. Student, Art Institute Chicago, 1951. Student, Radio Institute Chicago, 1952.

Student, Commercial Art Institute Chicago, 1952. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Church Gospel Ministry, Chula Vista, California, 1986.


Co-founder, producer, playwright Harlem Co-op Theatrical, Chicago, 1947-1951. Founder in chief, writer Artesia Public Company, 1952-1954. Co-founder, commercial artist Tri-Art Studios., 1955-1958.

Founder, president Sound Track Productions, 1959-1967. Founder, director, television producer, scriptwriter LOHAE Studio Creative, since 1967.


  • Avocations: history research, biblical research, lectures.


  • Other Work

    • Creator memorial posters Kennedy-King, 1963-1969. Political posters for Harold Washington, 1983.


Founder, board directors National Alliance Artists for Political Action, Chicago, since 1984. Founder, minister Temple Kethra E' District Attorney, since 1986. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.

Member International Black Writers, Society Black Poets. Lodges: Roscrucians, Mayans.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history research, biblical research, lectures.


Married Gloria R. Winters, (divorced 1951). Children: Larnel Jerry, Anita Catherine (deceased). Married Marletta Martenia, September 23, 1963.

Married Helen Libbie Colburn, May 23, 1970. Children: Ruth Naomi, Claire Samantha, Paul Lawrence, Jasamine Maude, Harriet Annual.

Frank James Hellens Hight

Barbara Ann (Johnson) Hight

Gloria R. Winters

Marletta Martenia

Helen Libbie Colburn

Larnel Jerry Hellens

Anita Catherine Hellens (deceased)

Ruth Naomi Hellens

Claire Samantha Hellens

Paul Lawrence Hellens

Jasamine Maude Hellens

Harriet Annual Hellens