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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

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Harry Belafonte I had the privilege to meet this wonderful human being

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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.

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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

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

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Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, Washington, D.C., 1963. @Kathleen Heiser via Barbara Alexander

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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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Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 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. 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....

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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.

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Eartha Kitt and Harry Belafonte

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

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