Education and Career Beginnings: Rhone went to school in Kingston and later traveled to London to study drama at Rose Bruford College, a well-known drama school. This was a big step for him, as it exposed him to new ideas and different styles of theater. When he returned to Jamaica, he started working as an actor and director, but it was his writing that would make him famous.

Breaking into the Theater Scene: In the late 1960s, Rhone co-founded the Barn Theatre in Kingston. This theater became a popular place for new actors and writers to showcase their talent. His early play, “Smile Orange” (1971), was a big hit. It was a funny but sharp look at the Jamaican tourist industry, showing both the humor and the challenges of working in that field.

The Road to Success: Rhone’s career took off when he co-wrote the screenplay for “The Harder They Come” (1972). This movie was a big deal, telling the story of a reggae singer trying to make it big. It was directed by Perry Henzell and starred Jimmy Cliff, a famous reggae singer. The film was a success around the world, and it helped put Jamaican culture on the map.

Impact and Continuing Work: After “The Harder They Come,” Rhone continued to write plays that explored important issues in Jamaica. His play “Old Story Time” (1979) was about race, family, and identity, and it was a big success. Rhone’s plays were loved because they told real stories about Jamaican life, and people could relate to them.

Later Years and Legacy: In his later years, Rhone focused on helping younger writers and actors. He taught drama and worked to make theater more accessible in Jamaica. Even when he faced health problems, he kept working and inspiring others. Rhone died on September 15, 2009, but his work still has a big impact on Jamaican theater and film.

Real Name: Trevor D. Rhone

Date of Birth: March 24, 1940

Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica

Residence: Kingston, Jamaica (lived most of his life in Jamaica)

Profession: Playwright, Screenwriter, Director

Nationality: Jamaican

Religion: Not publicly specified

Partner: Information not widely known

Father: A tailor (name not widely known)

Mother: A homemaker (name not widely known)

Horoscope: Aries

Age: 69 at the time of death