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  Harry Belafonte - MSN Encarta
Harry Belafonte, born in 1927, American folk singer, actor, producer, and activist for civil rights and humanitarian causes.
Born Harold George Belafonte in the Harlem section of New York City, he moved as a child with his mother to Jamaica, her native country.
Belafonte's interest in the plight of Africans suffering under apartheid inspired his critically acclaimed album Paradise in Ganzankulu (1988).
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  Harry Belafonte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and one of Martin Luther King's confidants.
Belafonte has been involved in prostate cancer advocacy since 1996, when he was diagnosed and successfully treated for the disease.
Belafonte used the quote to characterize both former and current United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, both African-Americans, as "house slaves" for serving in Bush's cabinet, which he implied was racist, and for their refusal to stand against the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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 UNICEF - UNICEF People - Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte speaks with Akimane, an 11-year-old Rwandan refugee, in a UNICEF truck at Buhimba.
Harry Belafonte is known worldwide for his accomplishments as a recording artist and concert singer, as an actor and a producer, and for his commitment to human rights.
Belafonte was the first African-American man to win an Emmy, for his television music special Tonight with Harry Belafonte (1959), the first of several TV specials he produced.
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 Mano Singham's Web Journal: Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte hardly needs any introduction worldwide to older fans of music (Belafonte was a staple on Sri Lankan radio and I still know all the words to such hauntingly beautiful ballads like "Island in the Sun" and "Jamaican Farewell") or to those who have followed the civil rights and other social justice movements.
Harry Belafonte is one of those rare people who has used his talents and fame to further the cause of social justice.
Harry Belafonte received the first platinum record ever, the creator of "We Are the World," which earned $70,000,000 that was donated to fight the famine in Ethiopia, the first African-American to win an Emmy.
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 Harry Belafonte Biography (Singer/Actor/TV Producer) — Infoplease.com
Harry Belafonte is an African-American entertainer and producer who brought Jamaica's calypso beat to mainstream audiences and then used his fame to fight against racial and social inequality.
Belafonte studied drama in New York in the same class of young actors as Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger and Walter Matthau...
In 1968 Belafonte and singer Petula Clark were at the center of a controversy because during the taping of her television special she briefly touched his arm during a duet.
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 Harry Belafonte Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Harry Belafonte (born 1927), triumphed over a difficult childhood and racial barriers, as an African American growing up in the United States.
Harry Belafonte stands out as one of the best-loved singers and entertainers of the 20th century.
When Belafonte was six, his father left his mother for a white woman, which was thought to have added to his own hostility toward whites as a child.
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 Harry Belafonte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Belafonte on March 1, 1927 in Harlem, New York, United States, is a Jamaican-American calypso musician and actor who used his fame as an entertainer in the cause of human rights.
Belafonte has gained notoriety for his left wing political views.
Belafonte used that quote to characterise both former and current United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as "house slaves" for their behaviour and refusal to stand up against the decision of President George W. Bush to go to war with Iraq according to his War on terrorism plan.
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 Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Harry Belafonte
An actor, humanitarian, and the acknowledged "King of Calypso," Harry Belafonte is one of the most successful African American pop stars in history.
Belafonte also became television's first African-American producer, and his special "Tonight with Harry Belafonte" won an Emmy award in 1960.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Belafonte focused his efforts toward humanitarian causes, becoming a central figure for the USA for Africa effort when he sang on the 1985 single "We are the World." A year later, he replaced Danny Kaye as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador.
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 Harry Belafonte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Harry Belafonte has been called “the consummate entertainer”—a luminary in every field in which he has participated—a concert singer, a recording artist, and a movie, Broadway and television star and producer.
Belafonte has always believed that his work for human rights and his artistic pursuits gave him the basis for a productive and balanced life.
Belafonte’s first album, Calypso (1955), sparked an international calypso craze, was the first album in history to sell over one million copies, and set industry standards for success that laid the groundwork for the Grammys.
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 Be Aware - Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte was born Harold George Belafonte in Harlem in 1927.
Belafonte was the son of a Jamaican father and a Martinique mother.
Belafonte has also received awards such as the Albert Einstein Award, the Martin Lither King Peace Prize and he was the first recipient of the Nelson Mandela Courage Award.
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 Harry Belafonte St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Belafonte subsequently opened a restaurant catering to patrons who appreciated folk singing, but it closed in three years because it was not commercially viable.
Belafonte recorded for Jubilee Records in 1949 and signed with RCA Victor records in 1956 with his first hit, "Banana Boat (Day-O)," issued in 1957.
While Belafonte was not a true calypsonian, i.e., one who had grown up absorbing the tradition, he was instead an innovator and took traditional calypso and other folk songs, dramatizing, adapting, and imitating the authentic prototypes, melding them into polished and consummate musical performances.
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 Harry Belafonte
Harold George Belafonte, Jr., was born on March 1, 1927, in Harlem in New York City.
When Belafonte was eight years old, his mother sent his brother Dennis and him to boarding school in Jamaica.
Belafonte was once denied an apartment in New York City because he was African American.
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 The Black Commentator - Harry Belafonte on Colin Powell - Issue 14
BELAFONTE: Well, some thought that the public was going to have a big problem, because the public does not come from the same kind of a sophisticated sense of history and all the different things that I've been exposed to, so I think people are going to have difficulty.
Harry how much I admire him for taking a stand, and I'm also an African-American, and I would wonder if he had an opportunity, would he serve politics, that he would make a difference to us because we need somebody to take a stand.
BELAFONTE: Well, I was put upon once to run for the Senate in the United States of America against D'Amato, as a matter of fact, and a lot of people thought that I stood a good chance to make a race out of it.
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 Belafonte, Harry - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Belafonte, Harry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Belafonte spent the vast majority of the 1970s and 1980s as a tireless humanitarian.
Belafonte began performing with the American Negro Theater, while studying drama at Erwin Piscator's famed Dramatic Workshop alongside the likes of Marlon Brando.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 freedom sings: an interview with Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte, singer, recording artist, actor, and producer, has been called “the consummate entertainer.” His album Calypso was the first LP in the history of the music industry to sell more than 1 million copies, and he’s won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award.
Harry Belafonte’s most recent musical contribution is The Long Road to Freedom, containing 80 tracks on five CDs, including the blues of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, the voices of Belafonte, Joe Williams, Gloria Lynne, and Bessie Jones and singers from the Georgia Sea Islands.
Harry: In the last half of the 1950s when the new stirrings of the civil rights movement were coming into evidence, many of us had to examine what we thought we could contribute to this coming struggle.
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 Actors - Harry Belafonte
Belafonte was the first African-American to win an Emmy, with his first solo TV special Tonight with Belafonte (1959).
Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and one of Martin Luther King's confidants.
Belafonte has been involved in prostate cancer advocacy since 1996, when he was diagnosed and successfully treated for the disease.
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 Harry Belafonte: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Belafonte on March 1, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 CNN.com - Belafonte won't back down from Powell slave reference - Oct. 14, 2002
Singer Harry Belafonte on Tuesday refused to back down from his remarks last week likening Secretary of State Colin Powell to a house slave in the Bush administration, saying his problems are not with the man but with the policies Powell is supporting.
Belafonte said he was happy to have the chance to put his remarks in context but said he doesn't regret making them.
Belafonte said his views also apply to National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, although, he said, he has never heard her step out of line with the administration's views.
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 Harry Belafonte News
Harry Belafonte's speaking voice has always had a touch of hoarseness, but now, at 79, he sounds like an old New York cabbie who just completed a 10-K run -- uphill.
Entertainer Harry Belafonte renewed his criticism of President Bush and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urged education reform during the second day of the 2006 National Black Peoples Unity Convention.
Entertainer Harry Belafonte, one of the Bush administration's harshest critics, compared the Homeland Security Department to the Nazi Gestapo on Saturday and attacked the president as a liar.
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 FrontPage magazine.com :: Harry's Hatreds by Ronald Radosh
HARRY Belafonte's contemptuous and contemptible assaults on Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice surprised a lot of people - but shouldn't have.
Belafonte told CNN's Larry King that Powell was the equivalent of a slave "who lived in the house" during the days of slavery and who "served the master."
Belafonte, in other words, was supporting the Soviet bloc in its Cold War with the United States.
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 Mento Music: Harry Belafonte and Mento
Belafonte was born in Harlem, NYC in 1927 to parents of Caribbean decent.
From age 8 to 15, Harry lived with his mother in Jamaica, where she was originally from.
Belafonte had a trove of great songs from the Caribbean to choose from and knew how to present this music to the tastes of the American masses in the 1950s.
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 Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame: Harry Belafonte - CR&T
Harry Belafonte Named to Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame Harry Belafonte is forthright in speaking about his battle with prostate cancer.
Belafonte is also a spokesman for Cap CURE, the Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate.
Among the many organization to bestow honors on Belafonte are: The American Jewish Congress; The NAACP; the City of Hope; Fight for Sight; The Urban League; The National Conference of Black Mayors; the Anti-Defamation League of B'nair B'rith; the American Civil Liberties Union; the Peace Corps, and the Boy Scouts of America.
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 Harry Belafonte to Speak at Duke for 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Harry Belafonte to Speak at Duke for 2006 Martin Luther King Jr.
Harry Belafonte will be the keynote speaker at the Jan. 15 service in Duke Chapel celebrating the legacy of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Harry Belafonte was the unanimous choice of the committee and we look forward to welcoming him to the Duke campus," Reese said.
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 Harry Belafonte - Biography - Moviefone
Belafonte subsequently opened at the Village Vanguard with accompaniment by Millard Thomas, then debuted cinematically with Bright Road (1953) and followed it up with Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones, co-starring, in each, with the ravishing (and ill-fated) Dorothy Dandridge.
Using his star clout, Belafonte was then able to realize several controversial film roles that studios would have rejected for a man of color in the late 1950s.
Harry Belafonte is the father of actress/singer Shari Belafonte-Harper (b.
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