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Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (originally Belafonete; born March 1, 1927) is an American of Jamaican and Martiniquan descent who is a singer, actor, and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Belafonte has starred in several films. His first film role was in Bright Road (1953), in which he appeared alongside Dorothy Dandridge. The two subsequently starred in Otto Preminger's hit musical Carmen Jones (1954). In 1957's Island in the Sun, there are hints of an affair between Belafonte's character and Joan Fontaine. The film also starred James Mason, Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, and John Justin. In 1959, he starred in and produced Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow, in which he played a bank robber. He also co–starred with Inger Stevens in The World, the Flesh and the Devil. Belafonte was offered the role of Porgy in Preminger's Porgy and Bess, where he would have once again starred opposite Dandridge, but he refused the role because he objected to its racial stereotyping. Dissatisfied with the film roles available to him, he returned to music during the 1960s. But in the early 1970s Belafonte appeared in more films among which are two with Poitier: Buck and the Preacher (1972) and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). In 1984, Belafonte produced and scored the musical film Beat Street, dealing with the rise of hip–hop culture. Belafonte next starred in a major film again in the mid-1990s, appearing with John Travolta in the race–reverse drama White Man's Burden (1995); and in Robert Altman's jazz age drama Kansas City (1996), the latter of which garnered him the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in the TV drama Swing Vote (1999). In late 2006, Belafonte appeared in the role of Nelson, a friend of an employee of the Ambassador Hotel played by Anthony Hopkins, in Bobby, Emilio Estevez's ensemble drama about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Belafonte's success did not protect him from racial discrimination, particularly in the American South. Belafonte refused to perform there from 1954 until 1961. In 1960, he appeared in a campaign commercial for Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. Kennedy later named Belafonte cultural advisor to the Peace Corps. At the ACLU of Northern California's annual Bill of Rights Day Celebration In December 2007, Belafonte gave the keynote address and was awarded the Chief Justice Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival featured the documentary film "Sing Your Song", a biographical film focusing on Belafonte's contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and his endeavors to promote social justice globally. Belafonte and Marguerite Byrd were married from 1948 to 1957. They have two daughters: Adrienne and Shari. Shari Belafonte, married to Sam Behrens, is a photographer, model, singer and actor. On March 8, 1957, Belafonte married second wife Julie Robinson. They have two children, David and Gina Belafonte. David Belafonte (a former model and actor) is an Emmy–winning producer and the executive director of the family–held company Belafonte Enterprises Inc. He married Danish model, singer and TV personality Malena Belafonte, born Mathiesen, who won silver in Dancing with the Stars in Denmark in 2009. In April 2008, Belafonte married Pamela Frank.

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Mar 1, 1927 in Jamaica
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Ultimul film:
Film Dom Salvador & The Abolition 2020-09-09
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Bobby
Poster of Muppet Music Moments
Filme in care a jucat
Film Dom Salvador & The Abolition Himself 2020-09-09
Film BlacKkKlansman Jerome Turner 2018-08-09
Serial Bobby Kennedy for President Himself 2018-04-27
Film Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America 2018-04-04
Film King in the Wilderness Himself 2018-01-22
Film Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart 2017-10-14
Film I Am Not Your Negro Self (archive footage) 2017-02-03
Film The Madding Crowd Himself 2017-02-01
Film Jackie Robinson Himself 2016-04-11
Serial Jackie Robinson Self 2016-04-11
Film Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity Self 2015-09-13
Film Selma self (archive footage) 2014-12-25
Film Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Film Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2014-05-20
Film Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark Self 2014-05-13
Film JFK: The Private President Himself 2013-01-01
Film Moms Mabley Self 2013-04-20
Film The University of Sing Sing Himself 2013-11-12
Film Hava Nagila: The Movie Self 2012-07-19
Film Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2012-03-20
Film Sing Your Song Himself 2012-01-13
Film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Self (voice) 2011-09-09
Film Mama Africa Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-12
Film Bobby Nelson 2006-09-05
Serial When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Himself 2006-08-21
Film Best Ever Muppet Moments Himself 2006-03-11
Serial The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Film The Peace! Himself 2005-09-20
Film Muppet Music Moments 2004-11-20
Film Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Film The World of Nat King Cole Self 2004-06-15
Film TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004-01-01
Film Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self (uncredited) 2002-12-04
Film Swing Vote Will Dunn 1999-04-19
Film Paul Robeson: Here I Stand Self 1999-02-24
Film Jazz '34 1997-01-29
Film Kansas City Seldom Seen 1996-08-16
Film White Man's Burden Thaddeus Thomas 1995-12-01
Film Ready to Wear Himself 1994-12-23
Film The World of Jim Henson Self 1994-11-23
Film The Player Harry Belafonte 1992-04-03
Film The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself 1990-11-21
Film Beetlejuice The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited) 1988-03-30
Film The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Self (archive footage) 1986-01-21
Film We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Self 1985-01-28
Film Night of 100 Stars 1982-03-08
Film Grambling's White Tiger Coach Eddie Robinson 1981-10-04
Serial CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Serial The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Film Uptown Saturday Night Geechie Dan Beauford 1974-07-26
Film Free to Be… You and Me Himself 1974-03-11
Film Nationtime Himself 1972-11-01
Film Buck and the Preacher The Preacher 1972-03-17
Serial The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Film The Angel Levine Alexander Levine 1970-07-28
Film Petula Himself 1968-04-02
Serial Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Film The Strolling '20s 1966-02-04
Film Odds Against Tomorrow Johnny Ingram 1959-10-15
Film The World, the Flesh and the Devil Ralph Burton 1959-05-01
Film Island in the Sun David Boyeur 1957-06-12
Film Carmen Jones Joe 1954-10-28
Film Bright Road Mr. Williams - School Principal 1953-04-17
Serial The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Serial The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20