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Harry Belafonte
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    (March 1, 1927- )
    Grew up in Jamaica
    Birth name is Harold George Belafonte, Jr.
    Acted in 'The Player,' 'Fidel,' 'Odds Against Tomorrow,' 'Carmen Jones,' 'The World, the Flesh and the Devil,' 'The Angel Levine,' 'Island in the Sun,' 'Swing Vote,' 'Buck and the Preacher,' 'Uptown Saturday Night,' 'Kansas City' and 'White Man's Burden'
    Recorded the albums 'Calypso,' 'Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean,' 'Belafonte at Carnegie Hall,' 'Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall,' 'Jump Up Calypso,' 'My Lord, What a Mornin',' 'Belafonte at the Greek Theater,' 'The Midnight Special,' 'Streets I Have Walked,' 'Belafonte Sings of Love' and 'Homeward Bound.'
    Won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series (1960)
    He has had many meetings with Fidel Castro.
    He is divorced.
    He married his second wife, Julie, a year after divorcing his first wife, Marguerite.
    He is a trained dancer.
    He took a cheap shot at Colin Powell, saying he was the 'house nigger.' Powell reportedly, laughed-off his insults.
    Despite being a calypso singer his songs were dubbed by LaVern Hutcherson in 'Carmen Jones.'
    Alan Sherman wrote a parody song 'Harry and Bella Fonte.'
    He was on his high school track team.
    He served in the Navy after graduating from high school.
    He is a well respected stage actor.
    His 1956 album, 'Calypso,' was the first LP to sell over a million units.
    He has been married to the same woman, Julie, since 1957.
    Three out of four of his children have attained semi-successful careers in show business.
    He allowed himself to be roasted at the Friars Club.

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