Harry Belafonte

Biography: Harold George Belafonte Jr. is an actor, composer, author, producer and singer. He was born in Harlem, New York. His mother, Melvine was a domestic worker and his father, Harold George Belafonte was a chef. During his childhood, Harry lived with his grandmother in Jamaica. When he returned to New York he went to George Washington High School which he quit in order to join the Navy. Harry served in the Navy during World War II. In the 1940s he took acting classes with Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando and Walter Matthau. Harry’s first wife is Marguerite Byrd. They were married from 1948 till 1957. Their children are Adrienne and Shari. Adrienne is a child and family licensed professional counselor. Shari is a model, photographer, singer and actress. Harry’s second wife, is Julie Robinson. They were married in 1957. Julie is a former dancer with the Katherine Dunham Company. Their children are David and Gina. David is an executive director for the Belafonte Enterprises Inc. Gina is an actress.

Harry is a political and humanitarian activist. He was inspired by singer and activist Paul Robeson, whom he considers his mentor.

Harry Belafonte's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 82 Under African Skies
Lowest Metascore: 44 Fidel
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 Hava Nagila: The Movie Mar 1, 2013 Himself / Himself tbd
82 Under African Skies May 11, 2012 Himself 6.0
73 Sing Your Song Jan 13, 2012 Himself 3.0
73 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Sep 9, 2011 Cast 5.0
64 Soundtrack for a Revolution Jan 22, 2010 Himself- Interviewee 7.7
62 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Nov 13, 2009 Himself 5.0
54 Bobby Nov 17, 2006 Nelson 6.3
58 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Aug 6, 2004 Himself 7.3
44 Fidel Oct 18, 2002 Himself 7.4
57 Kansas City Aug 16, 1996 Seldom Seen 8.9