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Actor, singer, humanitarian. Born Harold George Belafonte, Jr. on March 1, 1927 in Harlem, New York. After spending much of his childhood in his mother’s native Jamaica, Belafonte returned to the U.S. and enlisted in the Navy. He then moved to New York City to become an actor, performing with the American Negro Theatre and studying drama at Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop. Belafonte’s first opportunities to perform were in cabarets, which soon landed him in the recording studio where he produced pop and then folk and world music. Though he won a Tony Award in 1954 for his Broadway performance in John Murray Anderson's Almanac, it wasn’t until his lead role in the film Carmen Jones that Belafonte became a bona fide star. His musical efforts benefited from his celebrity, with subsequent albums Belafonte and Calypso leaping to number one, the latter launching a nationwide craze for a form of Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad. Belafonte’s fame also enabled him to take on riskier roles on the big screen, including Island in the Sun and Odds Against Tomorrow, which explored racial boundaries. In addition, he became television’s first black producer, winning an Emmy for his special Tonight with Harry Belafonte. Though he continued to record throughout the 1960s and 1970s, his commercial glow was diminishing, and Belafonte began to put more energy into civil rights and humanitarian work. He was a leader in the USA for Africa effort in 1985, singing on the hit 1985 single “We Are the World,” and he became UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador in 1986. Though frustrated with Hollywood, Belafonte continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s, including Kansas City and Swing Vote. Belafonte was married to Marguerite Byrd until 1957; they have two daughters. He married Julie Robinson in 1957, they have a son, David, and a daughter, Gina.


 
Harry Belafonte - 50 Famous Harry Belafonte Songs
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/1HLYmqp 50 Famous Harry Belafonte Songs 1. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) 00:00 2 Matilda 3:06 3 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 5:35 4 Unchained Melody 8:31 5...
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Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song (Day O) - 1956
Harry Belafonte - "Banana Boat (Day O)" - 1956.
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Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line
One of the best songs from Belafonte.
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Harry Belafonte. Matilda
Harry Belafonte. Matilda.
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Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song (live) 1997
A fantastic performance of the Banana Boat Song. This concert was recorded in 1997 (State University Of New York at Purchase). The audience is great! :-) Don't stop watching when the closing...
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JAMAICA FAREWELL ORIGINAL-- HARRY BELAFONTE
JAMAICA FAREWELL ORIGINAL -- By HARRY BELAFONTE, Arups Favourite.
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Nat King Cole & Harry Belafonte Mama Look A Boo Boo NBCTV 57Z
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Harry Belafonte 1988
Harry Belafonte - Live in Concert in Zimbabwe.
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Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun
A TV performance from Harry Belafonte of the title song from his 1957 movie 'Island In The Sun'. It was one of several hit records the calypso singer enjoyed during the late 1950s, which included...
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Harry Belafonte & Friends An Evening With
Harry Belafonte & Friends An Evening With.
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Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
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Harry Belefonte - Shake Shake Shake Senora
This Was Big Hit For Harry Belefonte.
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Noam Chomsky & Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump, Sanders, the KKK, Rebellious Hearts & More
http://democracynow.org - On Monday, over 2000 people packed into Riverside Church in Manhattan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now! It was an historic occasion in part because...
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As Dems Self Destruct, Harry Belafontes MLK Story Resonates Louder Than Ever
Sitting between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Harry Belafonte recounted a moving interaction he had with Dr Martin Luther King about how the Democratic party is its own worst enemy. Jimmy...
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Winona Ryder . Jump In The Line . Shake Senora . BeetleJuice 1988 Harry Harold George Belafonte Jr
Shake, shake, shake Senora, shake your body line Shake, shake, shake Senora, shake it all the time Work, work, work Senora, work your body line Work, work, work Senora, work it all the time...
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OMG!!!WTF!!! - Harry Belafonte speaks on Colin Kaepernicks PROTEST
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Harry Belafonte - Turn The World Around (live) 1997
This fantastic concert was recorded in 1997 (State University Of New York at Purchase).
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Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell
Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell.
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Harry Belafonte - Beetlejuice - Banana Boat Song - Day O
Banana Boat Song (Day O) Harry Belafonte.
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Harry Belafonte - Matilda (1966) Live
En gränslös kväll på Operan This is from of a beneficiary concert for Martin Luther Kings civil rights movement in Stockholm, Sweden. The recording took place on the 31 march 1966 in the...
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