Harry Belafonte Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Harry Belafonte Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthMarch 1, 1927
Zodiac SignPisces
SpousePamela Frank

Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor who is regarded as one of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history. In addition to that, he also established himself as a talented actor by having been cast in movies like Island in the SunUptown Saturday NightBlacKkKlansman, and White Man’s Burden.

Born Name

Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.

Nick Name

Harry, Harold George Belafonte Jr., Harry Bellanfanti Jr., The King of Calypso

Harry Belafonte pictured at the Vanity Fair party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival
Harry Belafonte pictured at the Vanity Fair party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival (David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Lying-in Hospital, Harlem, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Harry Belafonte attended institutions including Wolmer’s Schools and George Washington High School. Later, he got enrolled at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Activist, Actor

Family

  • Father – Harold George Bellanfanti Sr. (Chef)
  • Mother – Melvine (née Love) (Housekeeper)
  • Siblings – Dennis Belafonte (Brother)
  • Others – William Alexander Love (Maternal Grandfather), Sarah Jane Clarke/Clark (Maternal Grandmother), Rachel Blue (Granddaughter), Malena Belafonte (Daughter-In-Wife) (Former Model, Singer, Performer, Producer, Entrepreneur, Creative Director), Brian (Grandson), Maria (Granddaughter), Sarafina (Granddaughter), Amadeus (Grandson)

Manager

Harry Belafonte is represented by –

  • Equitable Stewardship for Artists, Talent Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • United Support of Artists for Africa, Inc., Company, Los Angeles, California, United States

Genre

Calypso, Pop, Folk, World

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Drums

Labels

RCA Victor

Build

Slim

Harry Belafonte as seen alongside his wife Pamela at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City in April 2011
Harry Belafonte as seen alongside his wife Pamela at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City in April 2011 (Joella Marano / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Harry Belafonte has dated –

  1. Dianne Reeves
  2. Miriam Makeba
  3. Dorian Leigh Parker
  4. Marguerite Byrd (1948-1957) – The duo was blessed with 2 daughters named  Adrienne and Shari Belafonte (b. September 22, 1954).
  5. Julie Robinson (1957-2004) – He got married to former dancer Julie Robinson on March 8, 1957, and they have 2 children – a son named David and a daughter named Gina. Harry and Julie Robinson divorced in 2004.
  6. Joan Collins (1957) – Rumor
  7. Inger Stevens (1959-1960)
  8. Pamela Frank (2008-Present)

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

Harry Belafonte is of Sephardi Jewish and African-Jamaican descent on his father’s side and has African-Jamaican and Irish-Scottish roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Baldhead
  • Widow’s peak hairline
Harry Belafonte and Julie Andrews in a publicity photo for the NBC special 'An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte'
Harry Belafonte and Julie Andrews in a publicity photo for the NBC special ‘An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte’ (NBC Television / photobucket.com / Public Domain)

Harry Belafonte Facts

  1. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
  2. Harry Belafonte released his debut album, Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites, in 1954.
  3. In 1956, his 3rd studio album, Calypso, was released which topped the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart and was certified “Gold” by RIAA.
  4. He was friends with the Cuban communist revolutionary and politician, Fidel Castro.
  5. In 1996, Harry Belafonte was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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