Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte Brief Biography

Harry Belafonte
Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. He was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush administration.

Harry Belafonte News

• The Almanac for March 1, the 60th day of 2017
• Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie hosting 43rd NAACP Image Awards
• Harry Belafonte says he was mediating during interview, not sleeping
• Harry Belafonte recalls career in song, activism in 'Sing Your Song'

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