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Legendary actor, Harry Belafonte, was born Harold George Belafonte Jr. on Mar 1, 1927 in New York City, NY. As of December 2017, Harry Belafonte was 90 years old.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Belafonte was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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5 Things You May Not Know about

By minooallen on Mar 1, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

5 Things You May Not Know about  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend ! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto Preminger). Like many young Americans at the on-set of Americ... Read full article


TV Tuesday: and Danny Kaye

By KC on Feb 23, 2010 From Classic Movies

and Danny Kaye are good fun as they sing this silly, but skillful rendition of Have Nagila on Kaye's show in the sixties. They had terrific chemistry--it would have been great to see them costar in a musical. Here's another light-hearted duet, the calypso tune, Mama Look... Read full article


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Harry Belafonte Quotes:

Johnny Ingram: Yeah, yeah, I know I got rid of the headache. Now I got cancer.


Benson Thacker: I have nothing against negroes, Ralph.
Ralph Burton: That's white of you.


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Harry Belafonte Facts
His triumphant success as an entertainer in the arts did not protect him from racial discrimination, particularly in the South. As a result, he refused to perform in the southern region of the U.S. from 1954 until 1961.

A veteran critic of U.S. foreign policy, his controversial political statements on this subject in the early 1980s have included opposing the U.S. embargo on Cuba, praising Soviet peace initiatives, attacking the U.S. invasion of Grenada, praising the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, honoring Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and praising Fidel Castro. On a Martin Luther King Day speech at Duke University in 2006, Belafonte compared the American government to the 9/11 terrorists.

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

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