Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

Highest Rated: 100% Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017)

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

Birthday: Mar 1, 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.

Highest rated movies

Under African Skies
Nationtime BlacKkKlansman
Sing Your Song
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
Odds Against Tomorrow
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
Carmen Jones

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet The One and Only Dick Gregory Self - 2021
75% No Score Yet The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show Self - 2020
96% 83% BlacKkKlansman Jerome Turner (Character) $48.6M 2018
100% 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self - 2017
100% No Score Yet Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Self - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isleños Music - 2017
No Score Yet 86% Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity Unknown (Character) - 2014
90% 68% Hava Nagila (The Movie) Self $369.8K 2012
100% 91% Under African Skies Unknown (Character) - 2012
75% 80% Mama Africa Self - 2011
95% 79% Sing Your Song Unknown (Character) $47.7K 2011
92% 86% The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Unknown (Voice) $264.3K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The University of Sing Sing Self - 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
94% 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
63% 43% Kansas City Seldom Seen (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz '34 Narrator - 1996
24% 36% White Man's Burden Thaddeus Thomas (Character) $3.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Shall Overcome Unknown (Character) - 1989
57% 83% 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
100% No Score Yet Nationtime Narrator (Character) - 1972
70% 60% Buck and the Preacher Preacher (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 60% The Angel Levine Alexander Levine (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 70% The World, the Flesh and the Devil Ralph Burton (Character),
Producer
- 1959
82% 84% Odds Against Tomorrow Johnny Ingram (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 54% Island in the Sun David Boyeur (Character) - 1957
77% 78% Carmen Jones Joe (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 70% Bright Road School Principal (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Music Performer,
Guest
1994 1998 2000 2002 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955 1958-1959 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965