Harry Belafonte in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
The great activist, musician, and movie actor Harry Belafonte is turning 91 years young today (there's a concert tonight in his honor at City College here in NYC), and we wantto wish him a very happy birthday. My parents had one of his vinyl albums and I loved his voice as a wee one.
This birthday reminded me that it's been a long time since we updated our celebratory list of elderly screen stars who are still among us! We've been keeping this list for several years now and the rich line of comments over the years reminds us of how glad we are that the internet can bring so many people together to appreciate the magical craft of acting. Watch an old movie or TV show this month and discover a surviving talent that you didn't even know to love before!