Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

Born: March 1, 1927

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician, actor, activist, singer

Biography: Harold George Harry Belafonte, Jr. 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.

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