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".
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