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".


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