Harry Belafonte

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Harold George Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927 in New York City. He was educated at the New York Dramatic Workshop. He grew up in Jamaica, British West Indies, and did folk-singing in nightclubs and theaters, and on television and records. His debut was at the Village Vanguard in New York. Also, he appeared in the Broadway revues "John Murray ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 16 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »


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 2018 BlacKkKlansman
Jerome Turner
 2006/I Bobby
 2005 Breathe (Short)
 1999 PB&J Otter (TV Series)
Ice Moose
- The Ice Moose (1999) ... Ice Moose (voice)
 1999 Swing Vote (TV Movie)
Will Dunn
 1996 Kansas City
Seldom Seen
 1995 White Man's Burden
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1995) ... Magician (voice)
 1994 Ready to Wear
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 1992 The Player
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 1981 Grambling's White Tiger (TV Movie)
Coach Eddie Robinson
 1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Geechie Dan Beauford
 1972 Buck and the Preacher
 1970 The Angel Levine
Alexander Levine
 1962-1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #17.26 (1964) ... Singer
- Episode #15.32 (1962) ... Singer
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
 1957 Island in the Sun
David Boyeur
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Winner by Decision (1955) ... Vince
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
 1954 Carmen Jones
 1953 Bright Road
Mr. Williams - School Principal
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (74 credits)
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Other Works:

(11/55) Appeared at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

USA for Africa | Harry Belafonté | Harry Bellafonte


6' 1" (1.85 m)


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Personal Quote:

[on planning for the March on Washington, August 28, 1963] In my instruction to my fellow artists when we met several times discussing strategy for what to do, I said, 'The more we can find ourselves in the heart of the people gathered at the event, the more we can be seen and identified with the everyday citizen, the more we are all linking arms together - not just celebrity to celebrity, but a ... See more »


He was a Kennedy Center Honoree (1989), he was awarded the National Medal of Arts (1994), and he won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2000). See more »


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