Harry Belafonte, Harold George Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927), American singer, actor, producer, and activist, is an American people music key figures on this planet. Within the Fifties, it was particularly recognized for selling the Caribbean people track calypsos. He was additionally concerned in varied social causes, particularly the civil rights motion.
Belafonte was born in Harlem to immigrants from the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Jamaica. When his mom returned to Jamaica in 1935, he joined her, the place he lived till 1940. He left highschool within the mid-Nineteen Forties to serve within the U.S. Navy. Returning to New York Metropolis, Belafonte studied drama at Irving Piscato’s Drama Studio, the place a singing function led to nightclub involvement and a recording contract as a pop singer.
Some1 pls be certain that Harry Belafonte is wholesome & residing his finest life. Bcuz after Sidney, Cicely, Ruby Dee & Ozzy I do not know what artists will b left who has lifted us up a lot in theater, television, motion pictures & in civil rights. These people theoretically raised, impressed many people.
In 1950, Belafonte grew to become a people singer, learning songs on the Archives of American People Songs on the Library of Congress. He additionally sang Caribbean people songs in nightclubs and theaters; his good-looking look added to his attraction as a frequent performer on TV selection reveals. With hit information reminiscent of “Day-O (Banana Boat Tune)” and “Farewell to Jamaica,” he took Calypso music by storm and have become often known as the King of Calypso. Within the mid-Fifties, his assortment of Harry Belafonte and Mark Twain and different people songs was the primary in his sequence of hit people songs. Throughout this time he made his Broadway debut, showing within the musical John Murray Anderson’s Yearbook (1953-54); for his efficiency he gained a Tony Award for Supporting Actor. Later within the decade, he starred in The Tonight and The Palace’s Belafonte on stage 3.
In 1953, Belafonte made his debut in “Brilliant Highway” as a college principal. The next 12 months, he performed the main function within the musical “Carmen Jones” (however didn’t sing); his associate was Dorothy Dandridge. The movie was an enormous success and starred within the film “Island of the Solar” (1957), which additionally featured Dandridge. He made the film “In opposition to the Prospects of Tomorrow” (1959) and starred in it. He additionally appeared within the TV particular “Tonight with Belafonte” (1959), a satire of African American music; Belafonte gained an Emmy for his efficiency on the present.