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      Harry Belafonte

      Harry Belafonte

      Highest Rated: 100% Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes (2023)

      Lowest Rated: 24% White Man's Burden (1995)

      Birthday: Mar 1, 1927

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Multi-talented actor and musician Harry Belafonte was the first black performer to win an Emmy Award and the first recording artist to sell over a million copies of an album, though he was doubtlessly most proud of his longstanding work as an activist in international fights against racism, violence and world hunger. Belafonte got his start in New York theater, but his sideline as a nightclub singer propelled his mainstream breakout when his 1954 album Calypso popularized the music of his Jamaican heritage and hit number one on the charts. A respected authority on international folk music and a world-touring performer, Belafonte also enjoyed a career as an actor and producer, where he was involved in important early African-American productions including "Carmen Jones" (1954), in which he starred alongside Dorothy Dandridge, and Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," which he produced. Whatever the nature of the work, Belafonte's style remained solid - the casual friendliness and warm, jaunty humor were sincere; the fierceness and intensity often surprising.

      Highest rated movies

      Under African Skies
      Nationtime BlacKkKlansman
      Sing Your Song
      When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
      Odds Against Tomorrow
      Buck and the Preacher
      William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

      Photos

      CARMEN JONES, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, 1954. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. BRIGHT ROAD, Harry Belafonte, 1953 BRIGHT ROAD, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, 1953 BUCK AND THE PREACHER, Harry Belafonte, 1972 CARMEN JONES, Harry Belafonte, 1954, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW, Harry Belafonte, 1959 ISLAND IN THE SUN, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, 1957 CARMEN JONES, Harry Belafonte, 1954. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT, Harry Belafonte, 1974 BUCK AND THE PREACHER, Harry Belafonte, 1972 ISLAND IN THE SUN, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, 1957 TM and (c) 20th Century Fox. CARMEN JONES, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE ANGEL LEVINE, Harry Belafonte, 1970 ISLAND IN THE SUN, Harry Belafonte, 1957, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL (aka END OF THE WORLD), Harry Belafonte, 1959 ISLAND IN THE SUN, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, 1957. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. CARMEN JONES, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belefonte, 1954, strangle, (c) 20th Century Fox CARMEN JONES, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, 1954. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. ISLAND IN THE SUN, Joan Fontaine, Harry Belafonte, 1957. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. CARMEN JONES, Director Otto Preminger (center) directs Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge on their fight scene, 1954. TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved..

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% No Score Yet Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes Self - 2023
      100% 63% Is That Black Enough for You?!? Self - 2022
      90% 83% Sidney Self - 2022
      100% No Score Yet The One and Only Dick Gregory Self - 2021
      75% No Score Yet The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show Self - 2020
      96% 83% BlacKkKlansman Jerome Turner (Character) $48.6M 2018
      100% 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self - 2017
      100% No Score Yet Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Self - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Isleños Music - 2017
      No Score Yet 86% Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity Unknown (Character) - 2014
      89% 68% Hava Nagila (The Movie) Self $369.8K 2012
      100% 91% Under African Skies Unknown (Character) - 2012
      75% 80% Mama Africa Self - 2011
      95% 79% Sing Your Song Unknown (Character) $47.7K 2011
      92% 86% The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Unknown (Voice) $264.3K 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The University of Sing Sing Self - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When I Rise Unknown (Character) - 2010
      79% 78% William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Unknown (Character) $57.8K 2009
      94% 96% When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Unknown (Character) - 2006
      47% 72% Bobby Nelson (Character) $11.2M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conakry Kas Self - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Century of Black Cinema Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Vote Will Dunn (Character) - 1999
      60% 44% Kansas City Seldom Seen (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz '34 Narrator - 1996
      24% 36% White Man's Burden Thaddeus Thomas (Character) $3.6M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paul Robeson: I'm a Negro. I'm an American. Self - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We Shall Overcome Unknown (Character) - 1989
      57% 83% Beat Street Producer,
      Original Music
      - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grambling's White Tiger Coach Eddie Robinson (Character) - 1981
      67% 80% Uptown Saturday Night Geechie Dan Beauford (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nationtime: Gary Narrator - 1972
      100% No Score Yet Nationtime Narrator (Character) - 1972
      84% 62% Buck and the Preacher Preacher (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 52% The Angel Levine Alexander Levine (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 62% The World, the Flesh and the Devil Ralph Burton (Character),
      Producer
      - 1959
      88% 84% Odds Against Tomorrow Johnny Ingram (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 57% Island in the Sun David Boyeur (Character) - 1957
      78% 78% Carmen Jones Joe (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 69% Bright Road School Principal (Character) - 1953

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Music Performer,
      Guest
      1994 1998 2000 2002 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955 1958-1959 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965