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Harry Belafonte

Harry BelafonteAKA Harold George Belafonte

Born: 1-Mar-1927
Birthplace: Harlem, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Calypso singer

Military service: US Navy (1943-45)

Father: Harold George Belafonte, Sr.
Mother: Malvene Love Wright
Wife: Frances Marguerite Byrd (m. 18-Jun-1948, div. 28-Feb-1957, two daughters)
Daughter: Adrienne (b. 1949)
Daughter: Shari Belafonte (actress, b. 1954)
Wife: Julie Robinson (m. 8-Mar-1957, one son, one daughter)
Son: David (b. 1957)
Daughter: Gina (b. 1961)

    High School: George Washington High School, New York City, NY
    University: Drama Workship, New School for Social Research (1946-48)

    amfAR Board of Directors
    Drug Policy Alliance Honorary Board
    Institute for Policy Studies Board of Trustees
    Peace Corps Cultural Advisor
    RFK Memorial Board of Directors
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Major financial backer
    TransAfrica Forum Board of Directors
    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
    Grammy 1985
    Kennedy Center Honor 1989
    Tony
    Emmy
    National Medal of Arts 1994
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6721 Hollywood Blvd. (recordings)
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
    Spingarn Medal 2013
    Funeral: Martin Luther King (1968)
    Prostate Surgery
    Jamaican Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer, Dyslexia

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Hava Nagila: The Movie (19-Jul-2012) · Himself
    Under African Skies (22-Jan-2012) · Himself
    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Feb-2011)
    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Himself
    Soundtrack for a Revolution (24-Apr-2009) · Himself
    Bobby (5-Sep-2006)
    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (16-Aug-2006) · Himself
    Tanner on Tanner (5-Oct-2004) · Himself
    Fidel (2-Aug-2001) · Himself
    Swing Vote (19-Apr-1999)
    Kansas City (15-May-1996)
    White Man's Burden (05-Oct-1995)
    Prêt-à-Porter (25-Dec-1994) · Himself
    The Player (3-Apr-1992) · Himself
    We Are the World (28-Jan-1985) · Himself
    Grambling's White Tiger (4-Oct-1981)
    Uptown Saturday Night (26-Jul-1974)
    Buck and the Preacher (17-Mar-1972) · Preacher
    The Angel Levine (28-Jul-1970) · Levine
    King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (24-Mar-1970) · Himself
    Odds Against Tomorrow (15-Oct-1959) · Ingram
    The World, the Flesh and the Devil (20-May-1959) · Ralph Burton
    Island in the Sun (12-Jun-1957)
    Carmen Jones (5-Oct-1954) · Joe
    Bright Road (17-Apr-1953) · School Principal

Author of books:
My Song: A Memoir (2011, memoir)


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