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Harry Belafonte

Biography

Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. is an American singer, 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.

Harry Belafonte

Books by Harry Belafonte

by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson - Memoir, Nonfiction

As both an artist and an activist, Harry Belafonte has touched the lives of countless men and women. With MY SONG, he has found yet another way to entertain and inspire us.