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Harry Belafonte


Born in Harlem March 1, 1927, to Jamaican and Martiniquais immigrants, Mr. Belafonte spent much of his childhood in Jamaica before returning to New York at 13. He dropped out of school to join the Navy during World War II, where his fellow Black sailors urged him to immerse himself in Black history. While stationed in Virginia, he met Marguerite Byrd, who further encouraged him. They were married in 1948.

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  • Born: Mar 01, 1927 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Apr 25, 2023 in New York, NY, USA

Roles (12)

The 50th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards - 1996
Opened June 02, 1996
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
Asinamali! Playbill - Opening Night, April 1987 Asinamali!
Opened April 23, 1987
  • Produced in association with
The 21st Annual Tony Awards Playbill - Mar 26, 1967 The 21st Annual Tony Awards - 1967
Opened March 26, 1967
  • as Presenter (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Belafonte at the Palace
Opened December 15, 1959
  • Performer
  • Producer
Moonbirds Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1959 Moonbirds
Opened October 09, 1959
  • Producer
3 for Tonight Playbill - April 1955 3 for Tonight
Opened April 06, 1955
  • as Performer (Original)
John Murray Anderson's Almanac Playbill - Dec 1953 John Murray Anderson's Almanac
Opened December 10, 1953
  • Additional music
  • Additional lyrics
  • as Singer of "Acorn in the Meadow" (Original)
  • as Singer of "Hold 'Em Joe" (Original)
  • as Singer of "Mark Twain" (Original)


Theatre World Awards
1954 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1954 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Winner

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