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Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (originally Belafonete; born March 1, 1927) is an American of Jamaican and Martiniquan descent who is a singer, actor, and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Belafonte has starred in several films. His first film role was in Bright Road (1953), in which he appeared alongside Dorothy Dandridge. The two subsequently starred in Otto Preminger's hit musical Carmen Jones (1954). In 1957's Island in the Sun, there are hints of an affair between Belafonte's character and Joan Fontaine. The film also starred James Mason, Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, and John Justin. In 1959, he starred in and produced Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow, in which he played a bank robber. He also co–starred with Inger Stevens in The World, the Flesh and the Devil. Belafonte was offered the role of Porgy in Preminger's Porgy and Bess, where he would have once again starred opposite Dandridge, but he refused the role because he objected to its racial stereotyping. Dissatisfied with the film roles available to him, he returned to music during the 1960s. But in the early 1970s Belafonte appeared in more films among which are two with Poitier: Buck and the Preacher (1972) and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). In 1984, Belafonte produced and scored the musical film Beat Street, dealing with the rise of hip–hop culture. Belafonte next starred in a major film again in the mid-1990s, appearing with John Travolta in the race–reverse drama White Man's Burden (1995); and in Robert Altman's jazz age drama Kansas City (1996), the latter of which garnered him the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in the TV drama Swing Vote (1999). In late 2006, Belafonte appeared in the role of Nelson, a friend of an employee of the Ambassador Hotel played by Anthony Hopkins, in Bobby, Emilio Estevez's ensemble drama about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Belafonte's success did not protect him from racial discrimination, particularly in the American South. Belafonte refused to perform there from 1954 until 1961. In 1960, he appeared in a campaign commercial for Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. Kennedy later named Belafonte cultural advisor to the Peace Corps. At the ACLU of Northern California's annual Bill of Rights Day Celebration In December 2007, Belafonte gave the keynote address and was awarded the Chief Justice Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival featured the documentary film "Sing Your Song", a biographical film focusing on Belafonte's contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and his endeavors to promote social justice globally. Belafonte and Marguerite Byrd were married from 1948 to 1957. They have two daughters: Adrienne and Shari. Shari Belafonte, married to Sam Behrens, is a photographer, model, singer and actor. On March 8, 1957, Belafonte married second wife Julie Robinson. They have two children, David and Gina Belafonte. David Belafonte (a former model and actor) is an Emmy–winning producer and the executive director of the family–held company Belafonte Enterprises Inc. He married Danish model, singer and TV personality Malena Belafonte, born Mathiesen, who won silver in Dancing with the Stars in Denmark in 2009. In April 2008, Belafonte married Pamela Frank.

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Mar 1, 1927 в Jamaica
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Впервые появился:
на series Шоу Эда Салливана 1948-06-20
Последний проект:
Кино Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart 2017-10-14
Известный в фильмах
Poster of The University of Sing Sing
Poster of Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom
Poster of Отчёт Колбера
Poster of The World, the Flesh and the Devil
Кино Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart 2017-10-14
Кино Jackie Robinson Himself 2016-04-11
Кино Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Himself 2013-04-22
Кино The University of Sing Sing Himself 2013-11-12
Кино Sing Your Song Himself 2012-01-13
Кино Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2012-03-20
Кино Hava Nagila: The Movie 2012-07-19
Кино Mama Africa Himself (archive footage) 2011-08-12
Кино The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Himself (voice) 2011-09-09
Кино Бобби Nelson 2006-09-05
Кино The Peace! Himself 2005-09-20
Series Отчёт Колбера Unknown 2005-10-17
Кино Muppet Music Moments 2004-11-20
Кино Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Himself (archive footage) 2004-07-14
Кино Swing Vote Will Dunn 1999-04-19
Кино Jazz '34 1997-01-29
Кино Канзас-Сити Seldom Seen 1996-08-16
Кино White Man's Burden Thaddeus Thomas 1995-12-01
Кино Высокая мода Himself 1994-12-23
Кино Игрок Himself 1992-04-03
Кино The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself 1990-11-21
Кино Битлджус The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited) 1988-02-29
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-18
Кино Free to Be… You and Me Himself 1974-03-11
Кино Uptown Saturday Night Geechie Dan Beauford 1974-07-26
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Кино Buck and the Preacher The Preacher 1972-03-17
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Кино The Angel Levine Alexander Levine 1970-07-27
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Кино Ставки на завтра Johnny Ingram 1959-10-15
Кино The World, the Flesh and the Devil Ralph Burton 1959-05-20
Кино Island in the Sun David Boyeur 1957-06-12
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Кино Carmen Jones Joe 1954-10-27
Кино Bright Road School Principal 1953-04-17
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Час комедии от Колгейт Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20