|Harry Belafonte Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1927|
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 Sun, Uptown Saturday Night, BlacKkKlansman, and White Man’s Burden.
Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.
Harry, Harold George Belafonte Jr., Harry Bellanfanti Jr., The King of Calypso
Lying-in Hospital, Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
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.
Singer, Songwriter, Activist, Actor
- 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)
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
Calypso, Pop, Folk, World
Vocals, Guitar, Drums
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Harry Belafonte has dated –
- Dianne Reeves
- Miriam Makeba
- Dorian Leigh Parker
- Marguerite Byrd (1948-1957) – The duo was blessed with 2 daughters named Adrienne and Shari Belafonte (b. September 22, 1954).
- 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.
- Joan Collins (1957) – Rumor
- Inger Stevens (1959-1960)
- 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.
- Widow’s peak hairline
Harry Belafonte Facts
- He served in the US Navy during World War II.
- Harry Belafonte released his debut album, Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites, in 1954.
- In 1956, his 3rd studio album, Calypso, was released which topped the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart and was certified “Gold” by RIAA.
- He was friends with the Cuban communist revolutionary and politician, Fidel Castro.
- In 1996, Harry Belafonte was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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