Harry Belafonte Net Worth is$28 Million
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Profession: Singer, Actor, Political activist, Social activist, Musician
Date of Birth: Mar 1, 1927
Nicknames: Henry Belafonte, Harold George Belafonte, Jr., Belafonte Harry, Harry Belefonte, Harold George Belafonte Jr., harry_belafonte, Harold George Belafonte, Harry Belafonte, Belafonte, Harry
Height: 1.82 m
Ethnicity: Jamaican American
Country: United States of America
Harry Belafonte is an American singer with a net worth of $28 million. Harry Belafonte built his net worth as a singer, actor and activist. He was born in New York City, NY. Belafonte popularized the Caribbean music style. Belafonte is best known for singing The Banana Boat song.
Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American born singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O" Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes and was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush Administration.
Born Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr., at Lying-in Hospital, Harlem, New York, Belafonte was the son of Melvine (n'ee Love) - a housekeeper (of Jamaican descent) - and Harold George Bellanfanti, Sr., a Martiniquan who worked as a chef in the National Guard. From 1932 to 1940, he lived with his grandmother in her native country of Jamaica. When he returned to New York City, he attended George Washington High School after which he joined the Navy and served during World War II. In the 1940s, he was working as a janitor's assistant in NYC when a tenant gave him 2 tickets to the theater as a gratuity. He fell in love with the art form and also met Sidney Poitier. The financially struggling pair regularly purchased a single seat to local plays, trading places in between acts, after informing the other about the progression of the play. At the end of the 1940s, he took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator alongside Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, Bea Arthur and Sidney Poitier, while performing with the American Negro Theatre. He subsequently received a Tony Award for his participation in the Broadway revue John Murray Anderson's Almanac.
Belafonte started his career in music as a club singer in New York to pay for his acting classes. The first time he appeared in front of an audience, he was backed by the Charlie Parker band, which included Charlie Parker himself,

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Harry Belafonte (1927 – ) Emmy: Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series, “The Revlon Revue” (1960). Grammys (2): Folk Performance, “Swing Dat Hammer” (1960); Folk Recording, “An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba” (1965). Tony ...
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