Harry Belafonte.  Singer, songwriter and   advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes.

Harry Belafonte. Singer, songwriter and advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes.

Harry Belafonte, a great artist but more importantly, a great human being.

Harry Belafonte, a great artist but more importantly, a great human being.

Photos: From Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn, the All-Time Icons of Style | Vanity Fair HARRY BELAFONTE Photographed by John Swope, 1953.

Photos: From Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn, the All-Time Icons of Style

Photos: From Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn, the All-Time Icons of Style | Vanity Fair HARRY BELAFONTE Photographed by John Swope, 1953.

Meet the extraordinary reluctant King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte. He’s been named by some as such because of the way he made Calypso music popular. His first album titled “Calypso” was number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Albums". Harry is also the first Black to win an Emmy w/ his first solo TV special, Tonight W/ Belafonte. "You are really responsible for the world in which you live". Harry Belafonte

Meet the extraordinary reluctant King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte. He’s been named by some as such because of the way he made Calypso music popular. His first album titled “Calypso” was number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Albums". Harry is also the first Black to win an Emmy w/ his first solo TV special, Tonight W/ Belafonte. "You are really responsible for the world in which you live". Harry Belafonte

Dorothy Dandridge w/ Harry Belafonte

Dorothy Dandridge w/ Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (b. 1927) is an American 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. Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. Mr. Belafonte lives with dyslexia.

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (b. 1927) is an American 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. Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. Mr. Belafonte lives with dyslexia.

Harry Belafonte by Carl Van Vechten on February 18, 1954. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Harry Belafonte by Carl Van Vechten on February 18, 1954. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Harry Belafonte, 1954, in smoking hot condition. Portrait by Dorothy Wilding

Harry Belafonte, 1954, in smoking hot condition. Portrait by Dorothy Wilding

Harry Belafonte- saw him in concert for one of my birthdays in Boston back in early sixties!

Harry Belafonte- saw him in concert for one of my birthdays in Boston back in early sixties!

I think the crowning moment in my career as a performance poet was when I shared the stage with Mr.Harry Belafonte at eh 40th anniversary to the march on Washington. (10 years ago)

I think the crowning moment in my career as a performance poet was when I shared the stage with Mr.Harry Belafonte at eh 40th anniversary to the march on Washington. (10 years ago)

Meet the extraordinary reluctant King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte. He’s been named by some as such because of the way he made Calypso music popular. His first album titled “Calypso” was number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Album". Harry is also the first Black to win an Emmy, with his first solo TV special Tonight with Belafonte. "You are really responsible for the world in which you live". Harry Belafonte http://www.thextraordinary.org/harry-belafonte

Meet the extraordinary reluctant King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte. He’s been named by some as such because of the way he made Calypso music popular. His first album titled “Calypso” was number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Album". Harry is also the first Black to win an Emmy, with his first solo TV special Tonight with Belafonte. "You are really responsible for the world in which you live". Harry Belafonte http://www.thextraordinary.org/harry-belafonte

Harry Belafonte & Sydney Potier old school swag

Harry Belafonte & Sydney Potier old school swag

Harry & Shari Belafonte, 1957.

Harry & Shari Belafonte, 1957.

TAN magazine cover of Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belefonte for the movie, Carmen Jones," 1955. - TAN magazine targeted African-American women and was published by Johnson Publishing, the same people who brought you the Ebony and Jet magazines of today.

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge vs. The World

TAN magazine cover of Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belefonte for the movie, Carmen Jones," 1955. - TAN magazine targeted African-American women and was published by Johnson Publishing, the same people who brought you the Ebony and Jet magazines of today.

Eartha Kitt and Harry Belafonte Photographic Print by G. Marshall Wilson at Art.com

Eartha Kitt and Harry Belafonte

Eartha Kitt and Harry Belafonte Photographic Print by G. Marshall Wilson at Art.com

Harry Belafonte

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