Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

Highest Rated: 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017)

Lowest Rated: 24% White Man's Burden (1995)

Birthday: Mar 01, 1927

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Multi-talented actor and musician Harry Belafonte was the first black performer to win an Emmy Award and the first recording artist to sell over a million copies of an album, though he was doubtlessly most proud of his longstanding work as an activist in international fights against racism, violence and world hunger. Belafonte got his start in New York theater, but his sideline as a nightclub singer propelled his mainstream breakout when his 1954 album Calypso popularized the music of his Jamaican heritage and hit number one on the charts. A respected authority on international folk music and a world-touring performer, Belafonte also enjoyed a career as an actor and producer, where he was involved in important early African-American productions including "Carmen Jones" (1954), in which he starred alongside Dorothy Dandridge, and Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," which he produced. Whatever the nature of the work, Belafonte's style remained solid - the casual friendliness and warm, jaunty humor were sincere; the fierceness and intensity often surprising.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show Himself (Character) - 2020
96% 83% BlacKkKlansman Jerome Turner (Character) $48.6M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isleños Music - 2017
100% No Score Yet Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Himself (Character) - 2017
100% No Score Yet Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Himself (Character) - 2017
90% 67% Hava Nagila (The Movie) Himself (Character) $369.8K 2012
100% 91% Under African Skies Unknown (Character) - 2012
75% 80% Mama Africa Himself (archive footage) (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet When I Rise Unknown (Character) - 2010
79% 78% William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Unknown (Character) $57.8K 2009
97% 96% When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Unknown (Character) - 2006
47% 72% Bobby Nelson (Character) $11.2M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Vote Will Dunn (Character) - 1999
62% 43% Kansas City Seldom Seen (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz '34 Narrator - 1996
24% 36% White Man's Burden Thaddeus Thomas (Character) $3.6M 1995
57% 84% Beat Street Producer,
Original Music
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grambling's White Tiger Coach Eddie Robinson (Character) - 1981
67% 81% Uptown Saturday Night Geechie Dan Beauford (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nationtime: Gary Narrator - 1972
No Score Yet 59% Buck and the Preacher Preacher (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nationtime Narrator (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% The Angel Levine Alexander Levine (Character) - 1970
88% 84% Odds Against Tomorrow Johnny Ingram (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 67% The World, the Flesh and the Devil Ralph Burton (Character),
Producer
- 1959
No Score Yet 54% Island in the Sun David Boyeur (Character) - 1957
76% 78% Carmen Jones Joe (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 62% Bright Road School Principal (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speakeasy Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Music Performer,
Guest
2004 2002 2000 1998 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966 1958-1959 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965

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