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

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.

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!

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.

Harry Belafonte - a very charming, non-pretentious man who I had the pleasure to meet while working for UNICEF.

Harry Belafonte - a very charming, non-pretentious man who I had the pleasure to meet while working for UNICEF.

Dorothy Dandridge & Harry Belafonte

Dorothy Dandridge & Harry Belafonte

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

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.

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.

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