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Harry Belafonte

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Harold George "Harry" Bellanfanti, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) better known as Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, social activist, and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards honoree. One of the most successful Caribbean American ...

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Harold George "Harry" Bellanfanti, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) better known as Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, social activist, and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards honoree. One of the most successful Caribbean American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million selling album by a single artist. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards. He has also starred in several films, most notably in Otto Preminger's hit musical Carmen Jones (1954), 1957's Island in the Sun, and Robert Wise's Odds Against Tomorrow (1959).

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Jamaica Farewell
Jamaica Farewell
Jump In The Line
Jump In The Line
Island In The Sun
Island In The Sun
Waly Waly
Waly Waly
THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET
THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET
THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET
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