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Belafonte, Harold George

Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Artists, Producers

1927 – Born on the 1st of March in Harlem, New York, United States.

1940s – Served in WWII late.

1940s-1950s – Became a popular performer in New York clubs.

1952 – Received a contract with RCA Victor.

1953 – Had his film debut in John Murray Anderson’s Almanac which earned him a Tony Award.

         – Had his own version of "The Banana Boat Song"–1st million selling album.

1954 – "Carmen Jones" movie.

1956 – His breakthrough album Calypso was the first LP to sell over 1 million copies.

1957 – "Island in the Sun".

1959 – Bagged an Emmy for his TV show "Tonight with Belafonte".

1971 – Starred in "Buck and the Preacher" with Sidney Poitier.

1996 – Also starred in "Kansas City".