Harry Belafonte Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Harry Belafonte (Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.)

Last Updated: 13 Apr, 2024 | Views: 174

Age: 96

Profession: Singer

Other Profession(s): Actor, Activist

Famous For: The Banana Boat (Song)

Higher Education: Graduated

Harry Belafonte Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
01 Mar, 1927 (96 Years 01 Month 24 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
25 Apr, 2023

Cause of Death
Congestive Heart Failure

Harry Belafonte Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography): 
Harry Belafonte born on March 1, 1927, in United States. He was the son of Caribbean immigrants. Belafonte's father and mother were from Martinique and Jamaica. He knowledgeable a difficult childhood, noticeable by the lack and the absence of his father, who left the intimate when Harry was young. Despite these challenges, Belafonte discovered a passion for music and performing arts.
Harry Belafonte Career:
• 1949: Harry Belafonte began his career as a singer in clubs in New York City. He performed folk songs and traditional Caribbean music, which gained him popularity among audiences.
• 1956: Belafonte released his breakthrough album titled "Calypso." It became the first LP in history to sell over one million copies. 
• 1957: He starred in the film "Island in the Sun," which addressed interracial relationships. Belafonte entered into the acting world, and he appeared in numerous films throughout his career.
• 1960: Belafonte released the album "Belafonte at Carnegie Hall," which became one of the most successful live albums of its time. 
• 1985: He collaborated with many renowned artists, including Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, to record the charity single "We Are the World.
Harry Belafonte Albums/Songs:
• 1956: Calypso
• 1957: Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean
• 1959: Love Is a Gentle Thing 
• 1961: Jump Up Calypso
• 1962: Midnight Special
Harry Belafonte Awards:
• 1954: Tony Award 
• 1957: Grammy Award 
• 1960: Grammy Award 
• 1989: Kennedy CenterHonors
• 2014: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Harry Belafonte Unknown Facts:
Involve civil rights moment: Harry Belafonte best friend was Martin Luther King Jr. and was actively involved in the civil rights movement. 
First African-American to win Emmy Award: Belafonte was the first African-American to win an Emmy Award for his television unique "Tonight with Belafonte" in 1959.

Harry Belafonte Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In Feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Harry Belafonte Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Harold George Bellanfanti, Sr.

Mother's Name
Melvine Bellanfanti

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