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Harry Belafonte

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Birthday
1, 1927
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1927 (age 91)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Singer and activist known as the King of Calypso. He popularized the calypso genre and famously sang "The Banana Boat Song."

Before Fame

He joined the Navy during World War II. After he was discharged, he worked as a janitor in New York City. His boss gave him tickets to the American Negro Theatre, which got him interested in performance.

Trivia

He appeared in the film White Man's Burden with John Travolta.

Family Life

He married Pamela Frank in 2008 and he was also married to Marguerite Belafonte from 1948 to 1957. He has three daughters named Shari, Gina, and Adrienne as well as a son named David.

Associated With

He was a vocal critic of President George W. Bush.