Harry BELAFONTE

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Actor, Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Harold George BELAFONTE

Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor

Born on March 01, 1927 in Harlem, New York , United States (95 years)

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Belafonte was born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. at Lying-in Hospital on March 1, 1927, in Harlem, New York, the son of Melvine (née Love), a housekeeper, and Harold George Bellanfanti Sr., who worked as a chef. His mother was born in Jamaica, the child of a Scottish white mother and a black father. His father also was born in Jamaica, the child of a black mother and Dutch Jewish father of Sephardi origins. Belafonte has described his grandfather, whom he never met, as "a white Dutch Jew who drifted over to the islands after chasing gold and diamonds, with no luck at all".



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