Media Credit: Photo (Harry Belafonte – eurweb.com) Photo 2 (Belafonte & Dandridge – multibeautiful-dreamwidth.org) / Video 1 (YouTube – better) / Video 2 (YouTube – HBO)
Posted: Friday February 10, 2012 @ 1:58 a.m. PST
According to Biography: Fact #14 Due to his acclaimed “Banana Boat” song, most people assume Harry Belafonte was born in the Caribbean; in fact, the internationally renowned entertainment icon and human rights activist was born in Harlem, New York.
Musician and activist Harry Belafonte originally devised the idea for “We Are the World,” a single that he hoped would help raise money for famine relief in Africa. The single became the fastest selling in history, making more than $20 million worldwide.
NAME:Harold George Belafonte, Jr.
OCCUPATION:Civil Rights Activist, Actor, Musician
BIRTH DATE:March 01, 1927 (Age: 84)
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City, New York
Nickname: King of Calypso
Best Known For
Harry Belafonte has achieved lasting fame for such songs as “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” and for his humanitarian work.
Art. There’s nothing more powerful in the universe than it, because it is the recorder of the truth. – Harry Belafonte
Bio Synopsis:A multi-talented performer, Harry Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927, in New York City. As a youth, he struggled with poverty and a turbulent family life. Belafonte’s career took off with the film Carmen Jones (1954). Soon after, he had several hits—”The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” and “Jamaica Farewell.” In addition to his acting and singing career, Belafonte worked as a champion for many social and political causes.
Belafonte received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Joe in Carmen Jones, a soldier who falls for the title character, played by Dorothy Dandridge.
Sad News! Entertainer Eddie Murphy will not be hosting The Oscars next February 2012. According to People, Murphy released a statement through AMPAS: “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
“I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.” WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HOST THE OSCARS? PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS
Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker will be performing in Detroit, Michigan Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Fox Theater at 7:30 pm.
The YouTube video of Chris Tucker contains explicit material on which he talks about Michael Jackson, a future Black President, and a couple more subjects in his comedy routine. This video is from Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam and Martin Lawrence was the host.
Box Office Number for information on events call (313) 471-6611.
Fox Theater Location: 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Blog Source: 2006 Video By:Anne264 Interviewed By:Charlotte/BET
Posted: May 10, 2011 @2:44pm
Updated: Sunday August 7, 2011 @9:30 pm PST
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